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Old 10-11-2018, 02:55 PM   #101
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for pure fun you gotta go with manual, but at the same time if you deal with a long city commute or deal with a **** ton of traffic, it could become a nuisance
Personal preference. My "fun" has very little to do with how many peddles there are.

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Love the manual gearbox. I learnt to drive on a manual, and had never driven an automatic until I moved to the US much later. Since being solely on automatics for a while, I am glad to be owning a manual again. I feel more connected to the car with a manual, and enjoy the driving experience. There is something to be said about that perfectly timed shift that you cannot experience on an automatic. Or being able to downshift/select a specific gear when you need more acceleration. Or being able to rev-match, heel-toe and double-clutch (yes, I am aware this is not necessary in modern cars w/ synchros, but it is still fun to do).

I also think manuals are safer, but have been laughed at (by people who don’t know how to drive stick btw) for voicing that opinion before. My reasoning - a vast majority of accidents happen due to a distracted driver who is increasingly playing with their smartphones when driving. I am myself guilty of this when I used to drive an automatic, and I can say that after having my manual WRX, I have pretty much stopped doing it all together as its not really possible to do with all four limbs engaged. Contrary to popular opinion, I also prefer the manual in stop and go traffic (unless you have to deal with it for more than 30+ mts at a time). Driving in such traffic is pretty frustrating and at least for me, a situation where I would get easily distracted – not when you are driving a stick.

No experience with CVT, other than when test driving a Nissan Rogue or Murano while shopping for a used car a while ago. I do recall that the transmission was a bit loud and the cabin noise was one of the main reasons I passed on it.

It's probably what you mean; but, in the way it's worded there, I have to disagree. I think a manual DRIVER is a safer driver; but, can certainly testify to say I was in a situation in my auto that if I were in my manual, I would have been severely rear-ended. The split second it took me to just hit the gas was all the difference. I would easily wager that ANYONE in that same situation in a manual, no matter how good they are, would have either killed it or got hit. I am sure I'll get flamed; but, there is just no way I can describe it to be agreed with. You'd just have to have been there. That, in no way, is any sort of argument that autos are better. Just in THAT moment in time, it was.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:40 PM   #102
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I definitely have more confidence in a manual in inclement weather, especially snow and ice. There's just more control over how I want power to go to the wheels. But then again, when I drive newer cars I always turn off stability control and love how my car doesn't have much ecu interference into my driving.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:06 PM   #103
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Stupid question. Because anyone that is remotely a car enthusiast knows that there is no perfect system due to too many variables.

"Best" in this case, is define by an individual's POV of what a car means to them. It is also defined by what each one of them means to the individual from the functional POV.


It is great that the OP enjoy and like his new Tesla, while it may be the greatest thing for him, there is really no need for him to seek the forum member's approval on his choice other than to stroke his own ego, there are those of us that sees a Tesla as an appliance with wheels and nothing more.

Some only cares about the destination, some also values the journey and the experiences they get while getting to their destination.

And yes, it is completely idiotic of me to be participating in this pointless thread.

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Old 10-15-2018, 11:27 AM   #104
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Manual was the only transmission I would ever get, and then I bought my first Subaru, a WRX.

Between the noisy TOB, pedal assembly, rev-hang and throttle mapping, it complety ruins the manual transmission experience. Hopefully Subaru doesn’t screw it up the same way with the no transmission electric car that the OP describes.

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Old 10-15-2018, 04:06 PM   #105
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yes, that is what I meant. poor wording on my part i guess.
i can imagine the situation you describe, and would agree that an automatic would have been a god-send in such a circumstance.



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Personal preference. My "fun" has very little to do with how many peddles there are.




It's probably what you mean; but, in the way it's worded there, I have to disagree. I think a manual DRIVER is a safer driver; but, can certainly testify to say I was in a situation in my auto that if I were in my manual, I would have been severely rear-ended. The split second it took me to just hit the gas was all the difference. I would easily wager that ANYONE in that same situation in a manual, no matter how good they are, would have either killed it or got hit. I am sure I'll get flamed; but, there is just no way I can describe it to be agreed with. You'd just have to have been there. That, in no way, is any sort of argument that autos are better. Just in THAT moment in time, it was.
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