Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 17:46:07 GMT
From: Nutmegger<Nutmeggernopsamunkmail.com>
Subject: Re: 9000 Aero auto/manual


JMEL5 says... > >>PONIES!! >>I have a hard time finding manuals. I just like them better, I've always >>felt I >>had more control of my vehicle. >I'm with you there. Oh good, so many people aren't, I start to wonder about it. >I have a manual tranny now, So do I. >and I don't think I would like to go back to an auto, Earlier this year I was thinking about a new (used) vehicle and I could not find a manual that I liked. Now, I'm happy I kept what I have. >even living in the city (Boston), I still love having a >stick. Yeah, city driving doesn't bother me, my Saab even maneuvers around all the construction going on in your city. ;) <Is it any better yet?> I want to go to the back bay area soon. >I read in one of the car magazines that in the States manual transmissions now >account for only about 8% of all vehicles on the road, and that figure is >falling. I think that is unfortunate. Only 8%?! That is incredible. >Most of my friends don't even know how to drive a stick shift. Mine either, once when I was sick, no one could drive me home in my car. I had to leave it in the city parking lot. >I understand that some people really prefer the >convenience of an auto, but I always felt that a manual transmission can make >any car feel sportier because you can choose to keep the car in its power zone. You get better gas mileage too, and don't wear on the brakes as much. The problem I have is when I DO drive an automatic, I'm still reaching for the stick out of habit! ~J~ Remove "Junk" to reply

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