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Old 11-01-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Top 10 Reasons Real Men Drive Stick

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Old 11-01-2009, 09:53 PM   #2
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:24 AM   #3
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:49 AM   #4
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Auto vs Stick debate, fueled mainly by the belief that a Camaro (or other car where its an option) with an automatic transmission isn't a real car and that you are less of a man if you buy such a car.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:47 AM   #5
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It's stupid as balls honestly.
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:43 AM   #6
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.... Yup, flaming is to come.

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Wanna race!? My Auto is faster then you because you shift like my grandma!

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Old 11-02-2009, 07:18 AM   #7
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Some of us ladies drive stick, too!
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:10 AM   #8
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i just think u really feel the power of the car with stick, as well as being able to fully control the power.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:15 AM   #9
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If a stick is faster, then why is it you hardly see any sticks at the track. The only way to win is automaticly. The auto is always quicker off the line.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:32 AM   #10
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It's actually to the point of being foolish. When i still see writers for magazines calling auto's "slushbox's", i'm wondering if they're 65 years old , still driving around in 55's with powerglides.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:50 AM   #11
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I could say something to make that article sound really gay, but I don't want make some people mad on this site lol.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:06 AM   #12
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some people get tired of shifting gears, some have medical issues that only allow them to drive auto's how is that less of a man if you drive an auto. like was stated earlier most 1320 racers prefer an auto. i like to shift gears but i am thinking about an auto when i buy this car, if i feel the need to rip through the gears, i have a bike for that.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:08 PM   #13
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:19 AM   #14
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im not really knocking autos, autos are nice, but if its a sports car, i would prefer a stick, but for the track question, what racing sport has automatic trans? as for people with med issues, i can understand, driving stick with a damaged hand, leg, or even a friend of mine who had loss of brain function because of a wreck he had in his youth, i just thought it was a fun top 10 list, and as for the auto being faster? check the tap shift with cayman vs traditional stick, and it is driver skill also, but in a drag race auto will win i wont lie, but on a course with twists and turns, hills and such i beg to differ
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:32 AM   #15
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im not really knocking autos, autos are nice, but if its a sports car, i would prefer a stick, but for the track question, what racing sport has automatic trans? as for people with med issues, i can understand, driving stick with a damaged hand, leg, or even a friend of mine who had loss of brain function because of a wreck he had in his youth, i just thought it was a fun top 10 list, and as for the auto being faster? check the tap shift with cayman vs traditional stick, and it is driver skill also, but in a drag race auto will win i wont lie, but on a course with twists and turns, hills and such i beg to differ
Isn't Formula 1 automatically shifted except for the 1st gear? Granted that's a different kind of automatic transmission (dual clutch, correct?)

And from what I understand, NASCAR is mostly just raced in the top gear because most events involve speed over acceleration.

In either case, claiming anything based on motorsport is kind of specious...no one in high end auto races is rowing gears, they are paddle shifted if shifted at all since the human leg/arm is not fast enough to keep up.

Also, the Nurburgring CTS-V time was done in an automatic. Long gone are the days of the whole setup being based solely on pressure of some hydraulic fluid...modern automatics are computer controlled, with highly complex algorithms that determine optimal shift points. They are full well able to keep up, even in the twisties.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:41 AM   #16
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I would have gotten an automatic in the camaro if you could have gotten the ls3
because of the type of car it is. The screwing thing is that with the mustang I feel like I have to have a manual. I don't get it . It's just my feeling.
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I would have gotten an automatic in the camaro if you could have gotten the ls3
because of the type of car it is. The screwing thing is that with the mustang I feel like I have to have a manual. I don't get it . It's just my feeling.

slow cars with a manual make you think they are faster.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:13 AM   #18
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Hey we got a stick because it saved us a 1000.00 bucks and the kids don't know how to drive one!
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ultimately automatics will RULE the dragstrip !!!
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:06 AM   #20
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i bought a stick because cause half my friends/family dont know how to drive stick, but i also just wanted a manual sports car
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:15 PM   #21
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slow cars with a manual make you think they are faster.
lol hey oh well i'd rather have fun in a slow car then be bored in a fast one and think of it this way you're safer going slow this arguments so funny cause what you said is VERY true my friend has a bolton 98 Hyundai elantra and it seems as fast as my moms camaro just cause it's manual but it's fun to beat the piss out of
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Good point. I think your right. I was always redlining the thing just to make it feel like it was going. I think it's more because of torque than HP.
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lol hey oh well i'd rather have fun in a slow car then be bored in a fast one and think of it this way you're safer going slow this arguments so funny cause what you said is VERY true my friend has a bolton 98 Hyundai elantra and it seems as fast as my moms camaro just cause it's manual but it's fun to beat the piss out of
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Good point. I think your right. I was always redlining the thing just to make it feel like it was going. I think it's more because of torque than HP.
that too. as I've said before, if you want to play around and have fun, get a manual. if you want to go fast, get an auto.

cus losing aint fun.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:30 PM   #24
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that too. as I've said before, if you want to play around and have fun, get a manual. if you want to go fast, get an auto.

cus losing aint fun.
meh depends if your a sore lose :p j/k but what did you mean by speed kills?? i was just sayin it feels faster i know it isn't
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