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Old 04-18-2019, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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We have a JeeP Wrangler that is a stick and my sports car is also a manual because I wanted it that way.



When I drove trucks most were manuals but then automatics started trickling in and they are just easier to run.



When I sold cars I found that immigrants from say Brazil preferred manuals because they were from the old school and it is easier to repair a manual than an automatic transmission.



Some people just prefer manuals.
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Because i can.
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Because i can.
This is actually a good point. In today's world where everyone is so desperate to be unique in some way, having a unique ability is one way to make yourself unique.

Sometimes it is pleasing to show the world you can do it yourself. there are many many things machines can do for us and fewer and fewer people who can still do some of the things that machines have taken over. Being able to do those things makes us special.
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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This is actually a good point. In today's world where everyone is so desperate to be unique in some way, having a unique ability is one way to make yourself unique.

Sometimes it is pleasing to show the world you can do it yourself. there are many many things machines can do for us and fewer and fewer people who can still do some of the things that machines have taken over. Being able to do those things makes us special.
Getting my drivers license at the age of 16 in 1971 manual transmissions were very popular with muscle cars , i learned to drive a manual at the age of 15. I’ve had cars and pickups with a manual transmission, loved it when i was driving a wrecker in the late 70’s for a gas station/ garage i could back a vehicle right into the garage stall drove a old Ford F-350 4 speed sling tow truck.
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Coastal Mid-Atlantic
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Its just more fun. My last automatic was in the late 70's. All I've had since then were manuals. The new car I purchased last summer is a manual. They do push the automatics, now most have the CVT's, some problematic, some are not. Besides when I think of a newer car with an automatic, a CVT is to a car, as KFC is to chicken.
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Old 04-18-2019, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Fun. I feel like I am actively performing multiple tasks rather than just getting myself from point A to B. A more involved experience makes the time pass more quickly for me.
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:20 PM
 
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Because i can.

good point. not only can i drive a stick, i an do it without using the clutch except to launch the car.
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:10 PM
 
Location: NNV
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Most automatic transmissions nowadays can't read my mind very well. Hate CVTs. The programming on the nonCVT transmissions are weird.
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Old 04-19-2019, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Squirrel Tree
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The guy I knew that drove stick did it to save money on gas because it eats less gas. He was extremely poor and every penny counted.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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good point. not only can i drive a stick, i an do it without using the clutch except to launch the car.
Same here it’s all in the rpms.
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