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Old 09-02-2013, 07:00 PM   #51
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I bought the manual. I've honestly never driven an automatic with PS but I'd like to. Manual does get old in traffic at times. The hill assist might make it easier for someone that's new to a manual. I'm not that crazy about it but it's only because I'm not used to it.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:11 PM   #52
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If you just love pushing a clutch in 95% of the time you are not racing, go for it. Now for the 5/% of time you are racing you think you'd like having a tranny that holds the torque curves until it is actually time to shift, and it knows just when to do it, and does it without a glitch, get the auto. And never have to buy a clutch. Plus, you will be able to handle that soda pop while you're focused on the HUD screen!
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:37 PM   #53
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If you just love pushing a clutch in 95% of the time you are not racing, go for it. Now for the 5/% of time you are racing you think you'd like having a tranny that holds the torque curves until it is actually time to shift, and it knows just when to do it, and does it without a glitch, get the auto. And never have to buy a clutch. Plus, you will be able to handle that soda pop while you're focused on the HUD screen!
I still do it in the M6
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #54
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I still do it in the M6
I have no problem with a drink in my car. Use a 16 oz thermos every time I'm in the car.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:43 PM   #55
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I like the Manual just so I can shift. I only drive the car for recreation and if it was my daily driver would have gotten the Auto. However the Launch Control is really cool!
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:13 PM   #56
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I got the auto and I love it although sometimes I do wish I could run through the gears with a shifter (not paddle shifters).

But like I said, I love it, this auto trans is really pretty awesome.

I chose the auto because my wife is disabled (arm is paralyzed from a car accident). I may have chosen the manual if that wasn't the case, but I'm really satisfied with my auto nonetheless.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:09 PM   #57
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To the OP this isn't necessarily directed at you only so please don't take this wrong but that is why I'm divorced now and can buy what I want. The timing of the questions, the begging, the pleading, and compromising to buy what I wanted was too much. Glad you came to a decision on what to buy. If you and your wife are really close and share everything you both buy then by all means teach her to drive the manual?
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:07 AM   #58
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You do know the term happy wife happy life right!? lol I would get the auto if you think she will get enjoyment from driving it. Glad to see you are about to pull the trigger and get one. Good luck!!
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:03 PM   #59
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Hi all. Well my Wife has CTS-V auto. If she can drive 556hp she can drive 580 ZL1 . If she a good driver . The big Q is do you like if your wife drives your ZL1 !!
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:10 PM   #60
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My wife drives mine on a semi regular basis. She goes so slow, I don't even worry about. Haha.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:00 PM   #61
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I still haven't herd from the dealer, and I am away for work till Friday. Hoping I hear something tomm. Just praying it all works out. Thank you all for the input. I always said my car would be a manual. Either way I think I would be happy. If she wanted to learn to drive it I would let her as she is my wife, that being said she loves to go for drives in the country. Just need to find a 13 and quick
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:30 AM   #62
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Everyone keeps saying get a manual so your wife can't drive or my wife can't drive a manual. Man that must suck. My wife can ratchet through the gears on our manual better than most men can. She told me I had to buy a manual if I bought one.....
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:07 AM   #63
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I still haven't herd from the dealer, and I am away for work till Friday. Hoping I hear something tomm. Just praying it all works out. Thank you all for the input. I always said my car would be a manual. Either way I think I would be happy. If she wanted to learn to drive it I would let her as she is my wife, that being said she loves to go for drives in the country. Just need to find a 13 and quick
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:52 PM   #64
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I still haven't herd from the dealer, and I am away for work till Friday. Hoping I hear something tomm. Just praying it all works out. Thank you all for the input. I always said my car would be a manual. Either way I think I would be happy. If she wanted to learn to drive it I would let her as she is my wife, that being said she loves to go for drives in the country. Just need to find a 13 and quick
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:57 PM   #65
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my perspective was all based on $$$$.

it was like $2600 extra for the auto and I like manuals too. so in my case it was a no brainer.


Now the wife is the x-factor for you. obviouly if she can't drive manual you may need to spend the coin.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #66
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Mine is not a dd either so there was no question, it was a manual or nuthin. The stick is way too much fun.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:07 AM   #67
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An Auto in a ZL1 is a FKing waste.

Ask yourself..Do you want to Drive or do you want to Steer....
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:25 AM   #68
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An Auto in a ZL1 is a FKing waste.

Ask yourself..Do you want to Drive or do you want to Steer....
An auto for a disabled person is a God-send. I could not have bought one if it wasn't for that. I guess you considered disabled people a waste!
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:37 AM   #69
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Automatics also enjoy a higher resale value. Ask any car dealer. When some 70 year old enthusiast wants to buy mine in 30 years (if I ever sell it) he may just be happy that it is an automatic and will pay a premium over a similar manual.

Unfortunately, the manual transmission is becoming a technology of the past. Even the most high end and purist of pure sports cars don't offer them. Years ago, they used to save more in fuel economy. Now, it's about even.

I love the idea that both transmissions are offered. All of us paid a glass guzzler tax of some sort and I was willing to pay even more to drive this car without worry of a clutch that would after a while sour my ownership experience, forcing me to get rid of the car sooner than expected.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:13 AM   #70
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An Auto in a ZL1 is a FKing waste.

Ask yourself..Do you want to Drive or do you want to Steer....
i do get side by side lots of time on a red light vs manual guys and i did see by my own eyes that the manual was a fking waste
and don't try to tell me they don't know how to drive a manual bc you all don't ! when its time to vs an automatic tranny
and its all been prove at the drag strip
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:35 PM   #71
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It depends all on ones disability. I'm also disabled but had no problem flying to Texas to drive home my 1 ton diesel with a NV-5600 HD six speed manual. I just put my wheelchair in the back and I was good to go. Both of my leg's were non weight bearing at the time but I could still operate the peddles. Hydraulic clutch's with upgrades also help out especially if you have a HD dual disk clutch like I do.


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Automatics also enjoy a higher resale value. Ask any car dealer.
Ever watch Barret-Jackson? Manuals typically fetch higher amounts.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:44 PM   #72
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I think if it's a daily driver an auto would be more practical, whereas if it's your weekend fun car, manual would probably be much more enjoyable, really connecting with the car too.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:41 PM   #73
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It depends all on ones disability. I'm also disabled but had no problem flying to Texas to drive home my 1 ton diesel with a NV-5600 HD six speed manual. I just put my wheelchair in the back and I was good to go. Both of my leg's were non weight bearing at the time but I could still operate the peddles. Hydraulic clutch's with upgrades also help out especially if you have a HD dual disk clutch like I do.




Ever watch Barret-Jackson? Manuals typically fetch higher amounts.
I've seen it and am utterly amazed at the prices of the cars and what they sell for. It would be interesting to see the same car sold both ways to see if that is always the case.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:26 PM   #74
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I just like the feel of mashing gears and its more fun than an auto in my mind.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:33 PM   #75
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i do get side by side lots of time on a red light vs manual guys and i did see by my own eyes that the manual was a fking waste
and don't try to tell me they don't know how to drive a manual bc you all don't ! when its time to vs an automatic tranny
and its all been prove at the drag strip
I will take my manual and out drive you in your automatic. Then I will drive your automatic and you drive my manual and I will out drive you (because you probably can't drive a manual), just tell me when and where. Then tell me that the manual is a waste and or that drivers don't matter. Drivers matter. people that bought the manual that are good drivers can beat your automatic cars. GM Advertises 3.9 seconds for the Auto but there are Manual cars (stock) that are beating 3.9 seconds to 60.
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