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View Poll Results: 5th Gen - you got a manual or automatic ?!
Manual 143 60.34%
Automatic 94 39.66%
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:27 PM   #26
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:29 PM   #27
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:29 PM   #28
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It all depends on if u can drive a manual and if ur in a Ton of stop and go traffic. Manual is alot more fun driving fast and shifting gears urself and driving in spirited manner but it becomes a chore when ur not on it alot and just sitting in traffic. If i didnt live in a area with a ton of traffic i would have gotten manual but since i do, My knees and feet and my stress level is much happier with a auto. And ull never miss a shift or accidently choose a wrong gear.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:30 PM   #29
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Manual all the way. Would not own a Camaro with an auto. For a DD that isn't a sports car (mine is a DD though), I would consider a car with an auto, but DD or not, I would not get a Camaro with an auto.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:35 PM   #30
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Came close to getting an automatic...at the time had no idea of AFM, LS3, or L99...lol,,,Went with manual mainly just to have an "old school" Hurst shifter....
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:35 PM   #31
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Manual only...shifting gears in the city is an art, not a chore! (for me)
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:37 PM   #32
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I love driving a manual but got the Auto for traffic reasons. Traffic in this stupid city is terrible.

oh AND I wasn't real clear about the L99 - LS3 thing so, in hindsight, I would have gotten the manual if I had known.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:44 PM   #33
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One factor, don't hear it discussed much, is new the autos are @1k more...just sayin'...might have thought about auto more, if it wasn't for the extra bucks...
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:49 PM   #34
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:00 PM   #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 04-16-2012, 11:04 PM   #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 04-16-2012, 11:06 PM   #37
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:14 PM   #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 04-16-2012, 11:14 PM   #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 04-16-2012, 11:34 PM   #40
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:49 PM   #42
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What A6 vs. M6 thread would be complete without:

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Old 04-16-2012, 11:51 PM   #43
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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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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 04-16-2012, 11:58 PM   #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 A6 vs. M6 thread would be complete without:


What if your V6 is running in the 13s without a tune or headers?
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