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post #11 of 18 Old 10-04-2009, 04:26 PM
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You quote all the points that I lay out when I get into this debate. More ponies to the ground
Exaclty... If you can speedshift fast enough you can beat a auto in a good old fashioned drag race.
My buddy has an 2006 Dodge Ram with the Hemi (347cid)auto and I have a 2001 (old body style) with a 318cid manual (both 4X4s). He has a few upgrades as well do I. But when ever he pops off at the mouth about how "bada$$" his rig is and how "there is no replacement to displacement" and we line them up..... well......it really hurts me to show him up infront of his girlfriend........ :heh:


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Re: Atuomatic or standard shift?

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Exaclty... If you can speedshift fast enough you can beat a auto in a good old fashioned drag race.
My buddy has an 2006 Dodge Ram with the Hemi (347cid)auto and I have a 2001 (old body style) with a 318cid manual (both 4X4s). He has a few upgrades as well do I. But when ever he pops off at the mouth about how "bada$$" his rig is and how "there is no replacement to displacement" and we line them up..... well......it really hurts me to show him up infront of his girlfriend........ :heh:


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LOL Must be! Automatics confuse me....what the hell am I supposed to do with my left foot?

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Re: Atuomatic or standard shift?

My girlfriend has a 2002 Toyota Echo (clown car) thats an auto. When we go long trips, we take her car. (38+mpg to my 15mpg) Its an auto but has a pedal thats raised off the floor somewhat where the clutch would be and my foot usually rests on it at red lights (habit)..... except for one day I almost shoved it through the floor board trying to disengage the clutch on her automatic car!! She looked at me like I had rocks in my head...

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Re: Atuomatic or standard shift?

I recently got a new to me (used) truck for a deal I did not want to pass up. As much as I prefer a stick, this one is an auto. I find it much easier at the boat launch. And for the price of gas when filling up this pig, I really do not care about the ponies. I am sure it will be much nicer this winter with the plow on it as well.

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Re: Atuomatic or standard shift?

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I will not own a Auto. My left foot gets bored.

Not only left foot, my entire body gets bored when I have to drive autos (rentals).

As to the traffic, if you figure out first gear/second gear creep, and manage the distance in front of the car well, you will not have to do a lot of shifting.
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Re: Atuomatic or standard shift?

Manual all the way...

-More fun
-Better mileage/performance
-More control/safety

I don't mind them too much in traffic unless it's hours in stop and go.

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Re: Atuomatic or standard shift?

Auto in my Trucks and Suv's/family cars.. Standard in my play toys

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