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Old 07-26-2012, 04:42 PM   #1
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Why did you go with an Auto or Manual Transmission?

I got an automatic because I am in sales and in and out of my car all the time and don't need to worry about shifting all the time. For my daily driver, auto, for my fun weekend car manual.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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Auto, because when I bought the car I had a 50 mile commute to work everyday and was in downtown traffic on a daily basis. I've since moved and only have a 7 mile commute on back roads and I really miss a manual transmission.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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sticks the only way it comes...right?
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:50 PM   #4
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Stick, it is a Camaro after all!
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:50 PM   #5
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Manual, only cause I got a good deal on the car. Glad I have one though
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:52 PM   #6
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Manual for sure.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:53 PM   #7
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An automatic in a sports car does not compute in my brain.

I prefer the manual, even in traffic. One of the reason I decided to go with the Camaro was that there is not a 4-door with decent options with a manual (Acrua ISX came out after I decided on the Camaro). If I had to go with a coupe, I wanted to go with something fun.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:54 PM   #8
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I thought the upgraded v6 was the only SS with an automatic?

Manual, the only way to go.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:56 PM   #9
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stick, because when i drive my wifes auto i am either still trying to shift OR i am leaving her parking break on and she rarely catches it early.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:57 PM   #10
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More Fun
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Those are my reasons anyway.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:58 PM   #11
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auto because I have two bad knees and shifting on a longer trip becomes excruciatingly painful with a standard, was either have a camaro or not, chose to own one!
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:05 PM   #12
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Auto. Daily driver in traffic......HATE AFM!!!!
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:05 PM   #13
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Driving an AUTOMATIC is like having sex with a condom ON With the Stick you have more feel and control <<< Yehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:06 PM   #14
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Auto, because I already have a 6-Speed in my Corvette.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:09 PM   #15
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Auto, for all the stop and go traffic in Northern Virginia...
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:12 PM   #16
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I-35 in Austin is a parking lot... Sticks and Automatics do the same thing when in Park...
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:14 PM   #17
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:19 PM   #18
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:20 PM   #19
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I don't know how to drive a manual transmission, so I bought my 400HP V8 with an automatic transmission. Still significantly more fun than any car that I have ever owned.

I'll learn one of these days...
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:24 PM   #20
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When I owned a standard transmission powered car before I hated wearing my legs out to manipulate the clutch and brake in heavy traffic. Secondly, I was afraid that with this much horsepower combined with our lack of driving a standard for many years might not be a great idea from a safety perspective.

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Old 07-26-2012, 05:26 PM   #21
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Auto, cuz I prefer a less task-filled ride and don't care what other people think.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:29 PM   #22
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for me i have never felt like i was driving a manual. Even in DC traffic i dont feel it or even think about it, i guess its second nature now.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:29 PM   #23
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:31 PM   #24
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:32 PM   #25
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Manual

1. The Automatic has 26 less hp at the engine.
2. Manuals have less loss due to the drivetrain. It's like a 5% power increase across the entire powerband.

This comes out to a 40 rwhp difference between the L99 and LS3 which is significant.

3. The Automatic has AFM that sounds good, but actually ends up with a little less fuel economy over the manual.
15/24 Automatic
16/24 Manual

4. The AFM + VVT of the L99 makes the car more complex to modify, but delivers no real advantage in fuel economy or power output. In fact, with cam installs they convert the L99 to a LS3.
5. For 2013 the automatic is listed as 4 tenths slower in the quarter.
6. The automatic as far as I know has no dual mode exhaust option.
7. The automatic is slightly heavier.
8. I like driving manual and it doesn't bother me. I get to choose performance or fuel economy any time.
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