Automatic or Manual

Automatic or Manual?


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The 6 speed is super easy to drive in these things. Many of the reviews I read commented on how consistent and repeatable times are at the drag strip because they're easy to drive.
good to know...i haven't test driven one...figured it can't be that bad from when i last owned a stick and just ordered it.
if i can convince my wife its easy she may be ok with it and ultimately get past the sticker price :cwl:
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The 6 speed is super easy to drive in these things. Many of the reviews I read commented on how consistent and repeatable times are at the drag strip because they're easy to drive.
Yep! If I can drive it anyone can drive it and I've only been driving manual cars for 17 years :giggle::crazy: Well on and off. Shits super easy.
 

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Is part throttle even racing? Reminds me of a childhood "friend" with a BMX bike when I have a 21 gear mountain bike. He would try to tell me I can only use 1 gear when riding around and of course I never did such a dumb thing. I would also be waiting for him to catch up till finally I just never rode bikes with him anymore. Oh the days where you were "friends" because you lived on the same block...
So are you going to tell us we can only use 6 of our 10 gears because it isn't fair? :)
 

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I think I can provide the mental reason for this. Comes down to the car and the car's style. An automatic R34 Skyline would not be worth as much money as a manual R34. That car is impressive when someone bangs through the gears and is controlling the way it sounds shifting. But how stupid would an R35 be with a manual? Seems pointless opposed to DCT. The new GT500 is trying to be classed as a supercar and thus it being 760hp and DCT, we're sort of starting to believe it is. But it's a Mustang, so a manual would have been totally fine and awesome. I prefer PDK GT3RS over manual GT3. It's just cooler and better. A manual economic Corolla? I'll drive it but it's not like it's any fun, I just have to. My car is a manual and has the one of the best sounding exhausts to me. People can hear when I am rev matching or heel toeing. I like that my shifts can be recognized as skill. But that means I'm biased towards what I'm driving. I'd get walked in a straight line to an A10 2018+ GT.

Morale of the story? Preference? I guess? Lol
 
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I just bought my 2020 GT a few weeks ago. It was the first time I ever actively sought out an automatic mustang. I really wanted an A10. Traffic sucks, A10 is faster, and the memories of the crappy Getrag 6M from my last mustang still haunt me.
 

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Geez, you could have picked a less controversial topic, like politics or religion :)

It's all preference, and I don't understand why anyone cares what someone else drives.

For those that say the auto makes the car faster and it's not the driver who can take credit, that's true of just about every part of the car.

If you go faster with a V8 than a 4-cyclinder, it's because of the engine, not the driver. Or if you go faster with a Tremec than an MT-82, it's because of the transmission, not the driver Why buy anything that provides greater performance?

Unless you're running barefoot and naked, you've decided to assist the "driver" with performance enhancements and take some part of the "driver's" element out of it.
 

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Geez, you could have picked a less controversial topic, like politics or religion :)

It's all preference, and I don't understand why anyone cares what someone else drives.

For those that say the auto makes the car faster and it's not the driver who can take credit, that's true of just about every part of the car.

If you go faster with a V8 than a 4-cyclinder, it's because of the engine, not the driver. Or if you go faster with a Tremec than an MT-82, it's because of the transmission, not the driver Why buy anything that provides greater performance?

Unless you're running barefoot and naked, you've decided to assist the "driver" with performance enhancements and take some part of the "driver's" element out of it.
The one true Driver's Car:

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I just want to get everyones views on Automatic vs Manual Mustangs and your views on 6speed vs 10speed
It's all a matter of what you're going to be doing with the car. If your purpose is for maximum acceleration to 60 mph or 1/4 mile, the A10 is not going to disappoint as that will be the fastest ET you'll get over any manual. But if you like the fun of full control (and solid connection of engine to rear end) the manual is the one to get. I personally went for the auto because clutches don't last forever and rarely will see 100K before needing replacement.
 

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Geez, you could have picked a less controversial topic, like politics or religion :)

It's all preference, and I don't understand why anyone cares what someone else drives.

For those that say the auto makes the car faster and it's not the driver who can take credit, that's true of just about every part of the car.

If you go faster with a V8 than a 4-cyclinder, it's because of the engine, not the driver. Or if you go faster with a Tremec than an MT-82, it's because of the transmission, not the driver Why buy anything that provides greater performance?

Unless you're running barefoot and naked, you've decided to assist the "driver" with performance enhancements and take some part of the "driver's" element out of it.
Kind of like NHRA Pro racing where computers control the application of the clutches on Nitro cars and of course other stuff like mag timing, fuel delivery, etc. The driver skill is mostly in trying to get the lowest reaction time w/o red-lighting, keeping the car going straight and maybe pedaling if the setup wasn't right and it begins to smoke the tires. Pro Stock is the only one where the driver pretty much has control in leaving the line, shifting, steering, etc. (other than diff gear selection, etc. which is done by the crew).
 

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figured it can't be that bad from when i last owned a stick and just ordered it.
90'-'08+ clutches were unbelievably bad. An Allison 6 speed on an OTR had better feel and consistency.
 

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If your purpose is for maximum acceleration to 60 mph or 1/4 mile, the A10 is not going to disappoint as that will be the fastest ET you'll get over any manual.
True, it fully accommodates a total no-skill klutz so he doesn't have to be embarrassed by his own ineptitude or heaven forbid be forced to improve his technique.
 

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I have one of each. Depending on its purpose.

My 19 GT is manual (and I’m the only one in the family that can drive it:clap:) Easiest manual car I’ve ever driven. Just don’t tell anyone!

My 17 F150 Platinum is an Eco Boost 3.5L A10 3:55 gear 2WD The F150 is real freaking quick for size and weight of the vehicle. With the torque of the turbo and perfectly geared transmission I could have probably gone with a higher rear gear for fuel economy. But hey, I can dust most any windup boy racer from a red light. I completely understand both sides of the argument. Only have 2 complaints with the A10. 1. Can be kind of clunky at times. (Hard shift for no good reason). 2. Sometimes driving very slow in a parking lot the trans will shift 1-3 when you don’t want it to. You have to be ready to brake or run the risk of running someone over.

All in all you can’t go wrong with either one. :like:
 

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Manual all the way. I'm not a fan of 6th gear on the D3 MT82's I wish it had more use, they could have made it closer to 5th. I haven't driven a GT350 but I'd imagine its engagement is smoother. Challenger's 5.7 and 6.4 are a joy to drive in manual, but the driving position is like you're sitting on top of the car, whereas in the mustang you feel you're sitting inside of it.
 
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