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Old 06-01-2013, 06:34 PM   #29
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Get the manual, and change out the horrible shift knob for a custom Speed Dawg one
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:36 PM   #30
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Manual.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:39 PM   #31
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Manual, and the LS3 leaves your with more options down the road when you get the mod fever
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:42 PM   #32
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With all the problems that come with owning a manual, when I sold my SS and bought my ZL1 I went with the auto... I was tired of all the problem... Clutch sticking to the floor, changing the fluid frequently, inconsistent times at the track... Clutch replacement... The 4 hour traffic jam coming home from Camaro fest.... Agh.. Hell with a stick. Plus a manual transmission is a lot harder on the drivetrain.

Ever wonder as to why 302 Boss and Shelby GT500 Mustangs only came with a stick....
I traded a '10 SS for my current SS M6.... A manual lends a special connection to the car, and for me, that’s highly appealing. The car is a Blast to drive! Oh... one more thing, I do not miss the L99 at all...

To OP, test drive both.... You will then see what is more suitable for your ultimate driving pleasure.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:50 PM   #33
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Get the manual transmission. Shifting gears is a blast. Top ten reasons to get a manual.
10. You feel like you have more control on how the car drives.
9. No gear hunting.
8. Easier to rev.
7. Your wife may not know how to drive it...good thing.
6. Keeps your reflexes in tip top shape.
5. Car jackers may leave you alone....most don't know how to drive a stick.
4. Three pedals is always better than two.
3. It's easier to do burnouts.
2. Really tests your shifting skills and ability. Always room to improve.
1. You can change your shifter knob with cooler ones.


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Old 06-01-2013, 07:37 PM   #34
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^^^lol that shifter knob is cool.
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:39 PM   #35
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Manual, and the LS3 leaves your with more options down the road when you get the mod fever
actually the L99 has 1 more then the ls3. the ls3 conversion to start with
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:52 PM   #36
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I NEVER drove a stick before, but I have a 1LE on order.
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I always wanted to learn and I know I'll force myself to learn if I'm paying $40K plus for it
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:14 PM   #37
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Thanks for the replies. I like coming back to a thread full of replies.

And as for that last picture, I thought 6th gear was pretty much to save gas while
5th was the fastest?
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:52 PM   #38
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Sorry, but that's just weird. I would say you are easily distracted regardless of what kind of transmission you might have. When you drive a 4,000 pound car with significant power (even the V6) you need to have your attention on everything going on around you... in front, behind, to both sides, gauges, feel of the ride, etc. There is plenty going on while driving properly (and safely) to keep your "fidgeting" in check.
Thanks Dad, I'm glad you know me well enough to judge my boredom with my A6. I'll be more careful next time and be home by 8.

Sorry OP for the distraction on your thread. Hope you enjoy the manual!
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:52 PM   #39
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You won't have to worry about hills! Chevy took care of that on 13 and newer manuals by leaving your breaks applied until your clutch is nice and roasted and then it releases you from your brakes tight embrace. This magic is called Hill Start Assist or HSA.

@OP: Go for the manual. I commute in dense traffic every morning and don't regret the 6 speed one bit.
First off I have NEVER owned an automatic transmission vehicle.

Those that complain about the hill start assist just don't know how to use it. I hated it at first, kept stalling the car because i wasn't used to it. There's just something about it that screwed my brain up (probably my muscle memory) because there was no sense of urgency in releasing the clutch after letting off the brakes.

BUT once I figured out how use it I quit stalling the car and don't burn my clutch at all on hills.

Bottom line, get the Manual tranny. You'll never regret it.
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Thanks Dad, I'm glad you know me well enough to judge. I'll be more careful next time and be home by 8.

Sorry OP for the distraction on your thread. Hope you enjoy the manual!
Dang. Your hot.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:41 PM   #41
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Get the manual, i was in the exact same position as you... the Camaro was my first manual and I decided to get it to do the whole Camaro thing right. Within 2 days you'll learn it.

I took 1 hour of manual driving @ the local driving school in preparation because I had no car to practice on like you, worked wonders.

Pretty much everyone drove manual back in the day, hell 16 year old girls can do it, so can you.

You can get an auto and enjoy it for a day... or get a manual and enjoy it for life.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:50 PM   #42
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Thanks for the replies. I like coming back to a thread full of replies.

And as for that last picture, I thought 6th gear was pretty much to save gas while
5th was the fastest?
All depends on gearing for differential and transmission. Typically fifth and sixth gears are OD's. Besides, the saying would not look right on fifth gear.



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