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View Poll Results: 5th Gen - you got a manual or automatic ?!
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:00 AM   #35
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I'm all for newer lightning fast dual-clutch auto-manuals w/ rev matching, nice paddles, etc. Or even the newer quick-shifting 7-speed transmissions with locking torque converters. But the auto in the C5 is an old-school slushbox with buttons instead of paddles, and if you aren't a drag racer, you get the manual plain and simple. It's a great manual with ratchet-like precision. Once I got used to the distance between the brake and gas pedals, and how sluggish the engine blips are, I can heel-toe downshift better than any typical slushbox, and if you don't know what I'm talking about or don't care, buy an auto lol.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:04 AM   #36
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I got the camaro with the automatic because I'm a truck driver and after shifting gears for a couple weeks I like to get in my car just cruise and no shifting .
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:06 AM   #37
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:14 AM   #38
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Everyone has their preferences on how they like their transmission auto or stick, both are good for numerous events, occasions or just crusin. The question has been asked a million times, yes the stick is best bang for buck as skip shift is cheap to bypass, where as us autos get shafted ne way back to the op auto I'm new school but can afford to take the l99 out of the motor
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:14 AM   #39
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I got the camaro with the automatic because I'm a truck driver and after shifting gears for a couple weeks I like to get in my car just cruise and no shifting .
I think that's one of the best reasons I've ever heard.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:34 AM   #40
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I think we should be able to have polls with posts disabled....
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:37 AM   #41
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:49 AM   #42
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What A6 vs. M6 thread would be complete without:

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Old 04-17-2012, 12:51 AM   #43
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:52 AM   #44
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What A6 vs. M6 thread would be complete without:
Without???
Never mind.... the meme took forever to show up on my computer!!
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Without???
Never mind.... the meme took forever to show up on my computer!!
Actually, I posted the wrong version, and was fixing it, lol...it was blank for a minute or two.
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Curious.... do the poll results match the overall sales stats?? 60/40? Or are the manual drivers just more likely to step up and say so??
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:58 AM   #48
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If ls3 was available with the auto,I would have loved the paddle shifter! But it wasnt so Im stuck with manual So why do ZL1s not have a differant motor for auto and manual. At least from what i read,they dont
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When I was a kid we used to emulate driving a stick making the gear shift and engine sounds with our mouths and blowing spit and using our left hand on a make believe steering wheel and moving our right hand back and forth on a make believe stick shift.
Most kids today never even heard of a stick so they pretend driving with left hand on a make believe steering wheel while wiggling the fingers on the right hand back and forth pretending to paddle shift.
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What if your V6 is running in the 13s without a tune or headers?
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:07 AM   #51
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I got the camaro with the automatic because I like to get in my car just cruise and no shifting .
Same here.
I have had both in the past. I am not of the school of thought that thinks a manual is more fun to drive. It got really tiring in daily commute to constantly be shifting up and down with the flow of traffic, etc.
I just prefer to put it in drive and cruise everywhere. To each his/her own.
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