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Old 11-21-2007, 04:04 PM
pokerchap pokerchap is offline
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Default getting fast cars in automatic....

I am going to buy a car and a lot of the cars I like are the semi-trick ones like VW GTI and Subaru WRX. The problem is I don't know how to drive a stick shift. Am I a big tool if I get these cars in automatic and just use the paddle shifter occ.? fwiw, its not that i dont want to learn driving a stick its just that I dont want to.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: getting fast cars in automatic....

in a straight line performance you won't notice much difference, but pulling out of turns and finding the right gear is where an automatic suffers the most.

FWIW, I decided I wanted a WRX STi, (only comes in 6mt) and just learned to drive it. Not the ideal situation, but I wouldn't have it any other way now.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:10 PM
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Default Re: getting fast cars in automatic....

why bother. get a VW bug if you want to drive an auto.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:10 PM
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Default Re: getting fast cars in automatic....

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fwiw, its not that i dont want to learn driving a stick its just that I dont want to.

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yeah great.

edit: learn to drive a stick you nancy.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:17 PM
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Default Re: getting fast cars in automatic....

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I am going to buy a car and a lot of the cars I like are the semi-trick ones like VW GTI and Subaru WRX. The problem is I don't know how to drive a stick shift. Am I a big tool if I get these cars in automatic and just use the paddle shifter occ.? fwiw, its not that i dont want to learn driving a stick its just that I dont want to.

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this is perfectly fine, if you have a vagina. do you have a vagina?
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:27 PM
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Default Re: getting fast cars in automatic....

You are not a tool.

Maybe a bit of a wimp to ask. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

BTW, I have a Subaru Impreza sedan, with the sports pack, with an automatic transmission. I have a hard time keeping it under 90mph on the interstate if I the cruise control isn't on. It'll creep up to over 100mph whenever I pass someone, if I'm not careful.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:30 PM
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this is perfectly fine, if you have a vagina. do you have a vagina?

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I am pretty sure that you does not.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:35 PM
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Default Re: getting fast cars in automatic....

Its waaaayyyy more fun in stick, i have driven stick all of my life and have only ever owned a stick shift car. Personally my feeling is these types of cars should only be made in a stick, such as the STI and the EVO.

I actually have the oppositte problem, it is harder and harder to find non sports cars in a manual transmission. I'm looking for a new SUV and there are about 3 of them that come in manual transmission, some toyota small one, the honda CRV, some hummers and the nissan xterra, i like the xterra(have one already) but that is all i know of... and i'm looking for a new SUV and don't want another Xterra
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:05 PM
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fwiw, its not that i dont want to learn driving a stick its just that I dont want to.

[/ QUOTE ]huh.
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:11 PM
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Default Re: getting fast cars in automatic....

Learning to drive stick is really easy. I can't see why anyone would lose the performance and take on the ridicule of driving automatic over something you should be able to pick up in an afternoon.
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