Manual VS Auto

luc

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I have “reformulated“ my question to avoid any pointless arguments.
How many people bough a manual because they don’t know how to drive an automatic?





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Nah, it's been almost a year.......lets see if opinions have changed :like:
 

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I will say because my Mustang is my DD, when I drive something else with an automatic, I try to put my left foot down only to realize there's nothing to do, and then I get nervous when I start it that it'll lurch because I don't have the clutch in.
 

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I've driven manuals almost exclusively for 20 years. I bought my 2018 GT in auto because it is simply much faster and is really the only auto I've driven that I actually like and track/drag modes are actually fun. To me, I wasn't a fan of the MT-82 in my 2012 GT. On S550 Mustangs the clutch pedal just feels way too light also, almost like a wet sponge. I prefer a heavier and more mechanical feel to my clutch.

Edit: The only thing I DON'T like is the slow reaction from my shift paddles, especially on down shifts. But I just leave it in auto because the shift logic is almost psychic
 

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Oh and I put over 160k miles on the ORIGINAL clutch on my 2012 and it still felt like new. Had many passes down the drag strip and trips to Mexico as well. So yes, I know how to drive a manual
 

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Ahhh the old "a real driver uses a manual, and grandma drives an automatic debate". Hey auto guys.. face it.. you secretly want your auto cars to wipe your butt for you too haha :giggle:
 

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