Daily driver-Automatic or Manual? - Ferrari Life
View Poll Results: Automatic, Manual, or Semi-Automatic
Automatic 1 9.09%
Manual 9 81.82%
Semi-Automatic(tiptronic or similar) 1 9.09%
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post #1 of 24 Old 01-19-2009, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Daily driver-Automatic or Manual?

Is your daily driver an automatic, manual, or semi-automatic such as the tiptronic system?

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Obviously as my signature says, mine is a 5-speed manual.

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My current car, the Saab is a 6 speed manual, but all of my BMW's, Merc's and Audi's in the last 8 years have been Auto/tip/steptronic/multitronic boxes with the option to change manually. I do prefer auto's for the daily commute when it's all stop start driving and holding the clutch, it's also easier to hold the phone and re-program the satnav when you don't have to worry about changing gear, turn the wheel, tune the radio, wind down the window, pick your nose, scratch your nuts, pick up the sweets/fries and burger you just dropped on the floor all at the same time
Auto's can be a pain when they change gear on their own, at least with a manual you are in control.

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Automatic cars are still expensive here in Brazil, and so they are not common. I'd say that 90% of the cars here have manual gearboxes, and so do all of the cars in my house.

The only exception in my family is my aunt's Honda Jazz (that is called Honda Fit here in Brazil), which has a CVT gearbox, very smart and practical IMHO as an engineer.

Tiptronics and others are very VERY expensive, not even 1% of the cars here have them, for sure.

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My own personal every day car is the girly CLK auto, but i am fine with my feminine side
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6 speed Manual - which TBH I quite like my previous daily was the Audi (I think?) and that was a straight Auto. I don't mind either way, except tiptronic - I hate tiptronic (and variations thereof) - for a daily they are pointless and they are crap and they cost a fortune to fix when they go wrong - which they do cos they are pish!



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I try to always have a manual. More control and more involvement. . . . and from my experience more reliable...

. . . and more fun!


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I try to always have a manual. More control and more involvement. . . . and from my experience more reliable...

. . . and more fun!

Most definitely more fun! I drive around 50 miles a day and I am back to an automatic until my car is done being repaired....It is incredibly boring to drive an automatic Cobalt. I'm pretty sure from here on out it will always be manual. My first car was an automatic Firebird, but that had more power and a dual Flowmaster exhaust system.

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If I had a car, it would definetly be a manual. I was taught to drive on a manual and even though I have driven automatics, it somehow seems very weird and unnatural to me. When I get myself a Fiat 500, I'm gonna make sure it's a manual (no other choice there) but with the non-synchronized gearbox. Double-clutching is fun! (and also quite unnatural to learn when you're used to synchronized gearboxes)
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Both(summer/winter) my daily drivers are standard.

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Both(summer/winter) my daily drivers are standard.
I'm gonna guess Porsche is daily summer and BMW is daily winter?

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My own personal every day car is the girly CLK auto, but i am fine with my feminine side
Chaz, I've already told you that the CLK cab is the most manly of all manly cars, it simply oozes testosterone

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Chaz, I've already told you that the CLK cab is the most manly of all manly cars, it simply oozes testosterone
Great.....though i wish i had one, mines the coupe not the cab
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Great.....though i wish i had one, mines the coupe not the cab
That's where all the confusion must've come from. The cab is the feminine one whereas the coupe is the most manliest car on the market. I think Archie got them mixed up

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That's where all the confusion must've come from. The cab is the feminine one whereas the coupe is the most manliest car on the market. I think Archie got them mixed up

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No confusion here, the CLK cab is the most manly of all manly cars and oozes testosterone. However, the coupe is in a completely different league, they are driven by men so macho and manly that there are now 3 different gender classes: Female, male and super manly macho males who are only allowed to drive CLK coupe's.

I once heard that CLK coupe owners are so macho and manly that they had to have testosterone removed on a daily basis because they are so virile and that even a slight look in your direction from one will get you pregnant instantly.

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LOVE YOU GUYS!!.....and i mean that in a macho pat on the back type of way
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No confusion here, the CLK cab is the most manly of all manly cars and oozes testosterone. However, the coupe is in a completely different league, they are driven by men so macho and manly that there are now 3 different gender classes: Female, male and super manly macho males who are only allowed to drive CLK coupe's.

I once heard that CLK coupe owners are so macho and manly that they had to have testosterone removed on a daily basis because they are so virile and that even a slight look in your direction from one will get you pregnant instantly.

cue Sinitta...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WOJDSI0szFc


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If ya going to have Sinitta its got ta be this one http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VuGsmWaJ5zw
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If ya going to have Sinitta its got ta be this one http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VuGsmWaJ5zw

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Wrong car on the video though. That song was written about the 288 GTO as it came out at more or less the same time as the 288, and I believe that Simon Cowell (her boyfriend at the time) had one?

Cowell was and still is responsible for a lot of crap

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