MT82 vs. Auto Take Rate

Discussion in 'Mustang S550 General Forums' started by TheSnowmanMafia, Jul 10, 2019.

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Did you buy a manual or an automatic?

  1. MT82

    66.7%
  2. A10

    26.0%
  3. Auto 6 Speed

    7.3%
  1. ColeTrickle

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    100% believe that.
     
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    My 2015 was 6spd. My 2019 has the 10A love every minute of it. Use the paddles 80% of the time. Never thought i would ever give up a manual over auto i glad i did. But i see both sides, just depends on what you like at least we have a choice. Thanks Ford.
     
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    One of the reasons for getting the manual was so my wife can't drive it, I don't see how getting the auto so the wife can drive is a "pro". She has her own car and can drive my daily if she wants.

    I have a DCT in my daily (VW GTI) and it is OK for an auto, it is clunky but shifts faster than I could with a manual, but it doesn't replace the feels of rowing your own gears.
     
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    I voted and own a manual. I don't think it will be too long until manuals are such a niche item that it will be on expensive cars, everything else will just be some form of auto. I also think the same with a NA V8, before too long i'll bet you only get a engine like that in a 100k plus car. I'm guessing.

    That said i do appreciate the auto trans that we have these days. They are something else. Test drove a 19 with the auto one day when i was bored, after having owned my 17 for like 3 ish months.

    It WAS nice as i was backing out to just look back and use that easy one foot. It did feel good. The car moves, no doubt. I wouldn't mind having one of each, lol. BUT at the end it still wasn't "fast enough" for me. Once your in it, it's lightning fast and you better hold on, but just the usual auto lag when you punch it to switch gears(yes it is fast, i'm not saying it's slow, but it's still there). And the time between hitting the paddle and the shift happening has a delay. It reminds me of my auto Acura CL. You know the delay is there, so you get used to it, and can drive it well. But if i get an auto, I want it to be a DCT is kind of my thinking. Really go for a fast auto.
     
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    I think it won't be long until the DCT will be the only transmission available in a Mustang. If not the S650, certainly whatever comes after that. I'm 35 and have driven manuals for years, but I don't think there'll be much of a market for a true manual going forward as most people younger than myself are clueless how they work. On the positive side, I wouldn't be too disappointed with the new DCT in the GT500 if it had been an option for me. But paddle shifting in a traditional automatic bores me. There's just too much of a delay between what I want to happen, and it actually happening.
     
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    Makes sense as most autos sold in the US are SUV's, trucks and mini-vans which for the most part are auto only. Pretty sure if you just looked at cars/trucks that offered both, that percentage would be much higher.
     
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    Im an older guy and physically can still do a manual but I like the new auto's of today. I live in HI which is crazy mad traffic and hills so the auto allows me to relax enjoy the exhaust, music or whatever. I also feel that accepting the auto is the same as me accepting all the other tech advances that allow my cars to be easier to drive and do better. If we didn't accept those under the same thinking as the manual thing then we'd still need popeye arms to turn the steering wheel and would really need to learn the car to take curves etc. But to each their own as you need to enjoy the car the way you want or else it wouldn't be fun.

    PS. I was in the Army and driving a deuce and a half was not fun so I will take tech as it comes in all forms. lol.
     
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    #38 Torched10, Jul 11, 2019
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    At 74 my knee stopped me from driving my 14 Shelby.i miss it, but my A10 REALLY is lots if fun.im in sport mode all the time,and it's interesting when it downshift,which I can see on My digital dash,there's actually a blip in throttle that's audible. On Camaro s,2/3 of ZL1 are manual
     
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    I have the 10 speed but I only paddle shift. I also had a tr3650 in a 2003 mustang gt and a 2011 gt mt82 before and broke it, and I had a TR6060 cts-v which I totaled into a pole before this car. The auto is extremely fun with paddles and the different modes. 2009 cts-v's Tr6060 was atleast twice as good as the mt82 in my 2011 was but I have the most fun in this a10 mustang I think, only because of the different modes. Paddle shifting Dragmode on the street 1-2-3 is a violent hoonfest, sport mode 3-4-5+ is seamless and you stay right where you want in the powerband. I couldnt deal with having it automatically shift 10 speeds though after having only manual sports cars so I just paddle shift it in sport mode almost always.
     
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    My knees hurt but I don't care, I figure this could be my last manual, in another 10 years I may not be able to drive one or find one available.

    On the auto, I never test drove one but watching countless videos of them on YT, while waiting a long time for my car to be built, reminded me of my impression when I test drove a 2001 AT GT (when I didn't know how to drive a stick yet). In a manual I need a loud engine otherwise I feel like I'm driving blind and can stall it. But for me in an auto it doesn't really serve a purpose and over time begins to grate on me. Only in an automatic.
     
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    I still do not know why Clutchless manual are not a thing. I hate paddles, but an actual row box with hall-effect sensors, etc..

    I'd be down in a second.
     
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    I grew up on a stick. How I learned 33 years ago. It’s second nature to me. But this was my first Ford and man oh man the s550 is atrocious. Weird clunking, chunking noises and that clutch... where the hell does it engage? Sorry just stating facts. Anyways, Not sure why Because the 2012 Shelby I drove last weekend was wonderful.
     
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    I wanted the A10 so I bought one.
     
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    Same here - he shook my hand and said he was impressed I chose the manual tranny
     
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    Manual for life!! I have prosthetic leg and enjoy rowing through the gears. Dealership didn’t know I was handicapped until I showed up to pickup my 2019 Bullitt in basketball shorts. They were amazed how well I could drive a stick and peel rubber at the same time. :)
     
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