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Old 08-15-2011, 09:28 PM   #11
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Re: Automatic or standard

Manual! Automatic is so boring, and I love being able to manually change gears for climbing hills rather than wait on the automatic to choose a gear.

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Old 07-22-2015, 09:16 AM   #12
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but you can't eat fried rice out of the carton with chopsticks and steering with your knees while driving standard!
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:24 AM   #13
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This ? will no doubt arouse some opinions.

Personally, I'll take a new generation auto any day.
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but you can't eat fried rice out of the carton with chopsticks and steering with your knees while driving standard!
the cops get mad at me when I text and drive in the school zone, and I get mad at myself for spilling my beer





I can't drive standard well anymore, spinal neuropathy down left side makes it difficult to operate clutch.
but, I sure miss it!
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:57 AM   #15
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sorry to hear that. my roommate has that - got some relief when he used this:

Magnesium

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It fully depends on the bus.

Flat nose need to be auto.

Dog nose, Type C can be either.

If getting a dog nose, I would get the standard over the auto unless it was a MD3060. Then I would choose the auto 3060.

If money will always be a issue, get a standard. Changing the oil in a MD3060 cost over $500 alone.

Changing a clutch in a standard is around the same cost and up.

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I can't drive standard well anymore, spinal neuropathy down left side makes it difficult to operate clutch.
I'm gonna ask my oncologist about neuropathy tomorrow. All this glue scraping and grinding has my hands feeling worse than they did after chemo. If he tells me anything eyeopening I'll let you know.
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I prefer standards myself. That's all I've ever owned, and the few times I've driven an automatic, not having control drove me nuts.

I've been driving since I was 11, and over the years I've driven just about everything with a motor, and did just fine. I'd second the recommendation to teach your wife to float gears. If she's like me, she'll have fun
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My grandpa bought me a go-cart when I was 4 years old. Two speed with an B&S 5.5 HP. Learned to glide gears and never looked back. If the option is there I go stick EVERY time. Unfortunately this society has gotten lazy over the years so the vehicles I have now are automatics. I miss my sticks.....
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but you can't eat fried rice out of the carton with chopsticks and steering with your knees while driving standard!
You can, it just takes practice.
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