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Old 06-02-2013, 02:20 PM   #76
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I like the way the OP spells transmission.

Someone should call Webster and have it changed to his way.
Really a grammar slam!?!?.... WeEk dood...
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Depends on what you will use the car for. If it is your daily driver/commuter, I'd get an automatic. Shifting gears is fun, and its the way I would go on my weekend car, but doing it in stop and go traffic every day would be a pain.

If it were me, I'd probably get a manual, but that's just me. I have another car for commuting.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:25 PM   #78
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Learning at 15 MPH in an abandoned parking lot isn't going to kill anyone.
Of course, you're assuming this is where he will first drive the car. Maybe somebody else will drive it out of the dealer and to his abandoned parking lot for him. But he said he doesn't know anybody who can drive a stick. HMMMMM.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:36 PM   #79
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I am planning on buy a 2010 Camaro 2SS. It is a manual. I have never driven one nor do I have any friends that I can try there manual car out.
See above post.
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:37 PM   #80
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See above post.
I said this is a PRIVATE SELLER. And the car will be delivered to my house. I live in a semi rural place where i can practice on an abandoned road by my house.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:06 PM   #81
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I said this is a PRIVATE SELLER. And the car will be delivered to my house. I live in a semi rural place where i can practice on an abandoned road by my house.
I stand corrected. Still it is a very expensive toy and you will hopefully be extremely careful and completely aware of your surroundings. Have at it. Congrats if you get it and have a great time.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:08 PM   #82
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Got a great price on my L99, no regrets, but I must admit I think the manual would be even more fun to drive. I'd say go for it.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:33 PM   #83
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True but the person (or persons) you might kill is not replaceable.
Not to start anything but learning how do drive a manual is not that serious, you're acting like hes going to drive home drunk
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:41 PM   #84
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Depends on what you will use the car for. If it is your daily driver/commuter, I'd get an automatic. Shifting gears is fun, and its the way I would go on my weekend car, but doing it in stop and go traffic every day would be a pain.

If it were me, I'd probably get a manual, but that's just me. I have another car for commuting.
to each his own though, i was driving a car with a stage 3 clutch for two years and traffic never bothered me when it came to shifting, only the people that caused the traffic in the first place
learning on the camaro will be fun, out of all the other cars i have driven the camaro is my favorite; meaning its simple and easy to handle. the camaro looks like a boat but handles far from it.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:59 PM   #86
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Really a grammar slam!?!?.... WeEk dood...
Actually just trying to lighten the mood dood.

Some people think driving manual transmitions is such serious business. It becomes second nature.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:54 PM   #88
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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.
Nope. Never crossed my mind, but as we all know... If you want consistent times at the track, an auto is the way to go...

Also owning an automatic, you no longer have to worry about clutch issues... Example: clutch sticking to floor, glazed flywheel, dirty fluid, adding a seperate reservoir, 1st- 2nd gear grind, hill assist, clutch and flywheel replacement.. Etc. there's more reasons why not to buy a stick then there are to buy a stick.

Bottom line is, the choice is yours...
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Nope. Never crossed my mind, but as we all know... If you want consistent times at the track, an auto is the way to go...

Also owning an automatic, you no longer have to worry about clutch issues... Example: clutch sticking to floor, glazed flywheel, dirty fluid, adding a seperate reservoir, 1st- 2nd gear grind, hill assist, clutch and flywheel replacement.. Etc. there's more reasons why not to buy a stick then there are to buy a stick.

Bottom line is, the choice is yours...
The choice is his in the long run but the issues that you talk about are true but only if you drive like an idiot. there are plenty of manual cars with over 100k miles with no trans issues. even in a automatic you can break something on the track (including the trans depending on the cars setup and track conditions) inevitably manual or automatic, both are subject to wear and tear.
One of the reasons for me buying a manual is because its a challenge, not to daily drive it but when racing. in a automatic some like the security of a perfect run every time but i like banging through the gears myself and i get a rush because if i know that if i miss a gear i could be eating dust or mess up my trap time. so if you want to be flawless be my guest and get a auto but bottom line its more fun driving a manual.
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One of the reasons for me buying a manual is because its a challenge, not to daily drive it but when racing. in a automatic some like the security of a perfect run every time but i like banging through the gears myself and i get a rush because if i know that if i miss a gear i could be eating dust or mess up my trap time. so if you want to be flawless be my guest and get a auto but bottom line its more fun driving a manual.
In other words, it takes more driving skill to race a manual, which I agree with 100%. Lesser skilled automatic drivers can hide behind their transmissions, lesser skilled manual drivers are exposed, and can't hide behind anything.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:43 AM   #94
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I just have 1 question for the OP. Are you going to mod it or not? If your going to mod it with a aftermarket tune as well as other performance parts then I would seriously consider the auto. If your worried about warranty and not voiding it then you should get the manual for sure. The manual will be more fun to drive but modded the auto will be faster.

For those bashing auto owners. Bring that sh!t talking to the track and watch your ego shrink with my taillights. I bought this car with every intention to mod it pretty extensively. Some of us like me can drive a manual just as well as the next person but we chose to be fast and not care about what you haters think. Mod for mod when you add a higher stall converter, the auto will always be faster in the 1/4 no matter who's driving the stick car.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:45 AM   #96
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I just have 1 question for the OP. Are you going to mod it or not? If your going to mod it with a aftermarket tune as well as other performance parts then I would seriously consider the auto. If your worried about warranty and not voiding it then you should get the manual for sure. The manual will be more fun to drive but modded the auto will be faster.

For those bashing auto owners. Bring that sh!t talking to the track and watch your ego shrink with my taillights. I bought this car with every intention to mod it pretty extensively. Some of us like me can drive a manual just as well as the next person but we chose to be fast and not care about what you haters think. Mod for mod when you add a higher stall converter, the auto will always be faster in the 1/4 no matter who's driving the stick car.
What!? If you are going to mod and tune why not stick? I would buy the automatic for a daily. Im not going to be a ass and say stick or suck it, the autos get the job done for sure but to me stepping on the gas and and watching my gauge cluster is straight boring.
I have a V6 and its a manual and as slow as my boat may be I wouldn't buy a automatic. Once again tho this is just my opinion.....
On a side note, I raced a V6 auto from the light and pulled on him but my point is any car can beat another car its just your personal preference when it comes to driving. The only downside to the manual in the camaros is that when you have a drink in the cup holder its a pita to shift lol
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Of course mods are going to help both the M6 and A6 but they help the auto in a big way. The auto is just plain slow and boring stock IMO, but the manual is fun modded or not. Thats why I asked the question. All of this is for the V8 cars of course. I have no idea how the V6 cars react stock vs modded.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:30 PM   #98
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I have no idea how the V6 cars react stock vs modded.
My V-6 M6 1LS was fun stock. I added a CAI brand intake with a scoop as well as a ported throttle body (I was on the initial waiting list), and it was more fun. I now have the IPF S/C and it's a lot more fun. Pretty much everything else is stock - clutch, driveline, suspension...LS tires...DIC said 29.5 mpg last night after getting home from L.A. to Phoenix. And it's fun driving through canyons out in the remote highways of AZ. I'll upgrade more things as time goes by, but for now it's good enough. And you'd probably never know by looking at it that it puts around 400 hp to the ground. Total investment <30K. Total miles on car about 20.5K after 13 mos. of ownership.

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I just have 1 question for the OP. Are you going to mod it or not? If your going to mod it with a aftermarket tune as well as other performance parts then I would seriously consider the auto. If your worried about warranty and not voiding it then you should get the manual for sure. The manual will be more fun to drive but modded the auto will be faster.

For those bashing auto owners. Bring that sh!t talking to the track and watch your ego shrink with my taillights. I bought this car with every intention to mod it pretty extensively. Some of us like me can drive a manual just as well as the next person but we chose to be fast and not care about what you haters think. Mod for mod when you add a higher stall converter, the auto will always be faster in the 1/4 no matter who's driving the stick car.


I wonder why nascar does not run autos in there highly moded race cars. You must know more than them.
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I wonder why nascar does not run autos in there highly moded race cars. You must know more than them.
This is got to be one of the dumbest post ever. I clearly stated 1/4. In the 1/4 the auto is king. I wonder why all the heavily modded FAST drag cars use a auto. Hmmmm, must be a coicedence huh. There is a reason so many stick cars have done a TH400 or 4L80E swap to go faster in the 1/4.
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