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Automobile Transmission : Automatic or Manual ? What do you prefer ? 

62%
413 deviants said Manual
30%
198 deviants said Automatic
8%
52 deviants said I got a Tiptronic, Geartronic ( does both manual and auto )

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:iconchastityfearne:
ChastityFearne Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Automatic. GM doesn't offer the Northstar with a stick, and driving in the normal stop and go traffic around here in a manual is too much work.
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Tohrnoriac Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
maybe automatic is confortable, but i prefer manual (205 peugeot INside :) :) )
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AlexanderTheXV Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
A driver's car is a manual. A racer's car is a manual double clutch gearbox with flappy paddles. A mom's car is automatic/tip-tronic.

So what do you drive?
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driakos Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I first moved to SF, I hated my manual, as you have to e-brake shuffle all the time on the hills. Now I have a manual, w/ a hill assist feature, best of both worlds. Doesn't hurt it's a Challenger :D

It's good to learn manual, just in case. It would suck to be in an emergency, and not be able to drive what's available.
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BananaCoke Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I drive an automatic even though I have both. I want to get good with manual, but tiptronic only offers the sporty manual with the flippy pads on the wheel which is not as cool as the real manual even though pads are used by formula drivers. However automatic is so relaxing and good for big cities that have super long rush hours and huge traffic. Manual during traffic just sucks.
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cstella23 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Automatic transmissions are for people who have no idea how to drive and only care to steer.
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camasirsuyu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I prefer manual.
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Frazzled-Niya Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I prefer manual gearing over auto....

I drive an auto car though, not really my choice with the car is a company car, also auto is good for city driving where you have to stop and start a lot, which get's annoying in a manual car. But I also have an option of going to use the Tiptronic in my car, but I'm lazy and use my lead foot. Admittedly I occasionally forget I'm in an auto and go to change the gears :\....
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we-r-nomad Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Automatic.

When I bought a used car a few years back, I had to learn how to drive manual to get it home. Over the years I got used to driving it, and it pretty much became second nature.

It was a used car, so it inevitably broke down, so I later I had to rent a car to attend a friend's wedding. It was a revelation.

When I pulled out on the highway with an automatic, all I had to think about was the gas pedal and the other cars around me. The multiplicity of worries that assailed me as I would try to corral a manual transmission were no longer a concern. I could just drive.

Screw manual--automatics for me. All hail the divine machine! :worship:
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KPhillips702 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Manual, its cheaper on the maintenance and building, ever rebuild an auto transmission? not easy.
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kittywoodphotography Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
in the UK it is basically unheard of to learn to drive an automatic, everyone drives manual other than the rich!
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skreenname Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I drive auto, but standard is a where it's at.
Except for traffic.
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illiara Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
I only ride motorcycles so automatic is totally out of the question.
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echic10 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
I drove a '68 VW Fastback all during high school and into college, I do quite well with manual transmissions, thank you very much. But when your average trip is under a mile and a half each way, with a couple of 300 mile each way roadtrips thrown in, there is really no place to use or need a manual. So now I drive an auto, much more practical.

And for all you guys who think that stick coming out of the floor is somehow connected to your manhood, then stick it in reverse! :rofl:
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LordBurn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Yay for Tiptronic, Geartronic, or whatever the fuck its called.

Both my Dad's '08 Smart ForTwo and my Mom's '11 Subaru Outback have the either/or option. I mainly use the Auto side because its less bullshit.

In the Smart I go Manual when I need to accelerate. The transmission is slow in it and will usually shift (very slowly) right about when in the middle of the street while turning left from a stop. Manual is better then as you can at least not be panicking about getting hit when turning.

The Outback doesn't have that issue, it drives much like any other automatic car I've driven, so I keep it as is. I'll turn down in manual for Ice and/or hills to use it as a pseudo engine brake.

But yeah, I like just pressing the pedal to go.
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LordBurn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
A note: I also really piss off a friend by supremely not giving a fuck about cars. He keeps talking about his Camaro and making fun of that Smart car and I just don't give a fuck. It pisses him off.

Its fun.

Seriously though, I've been driving for 9 years and I've been on the highway about 3 hours of that. I don't give a fuck. Parks are prettier to drive though anyway.
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AlexanderTheXV Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Let him now a camaro is just a poser's car who has no Idea what a good car is be like.. He'll probably mumble about stuff like horsepower.
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PatrickRichter Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
This is no question. Real driver do manuel ...
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:iconlordburn:
LordBurn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Manuel? Is that one of the Car Talk guys?
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:iconpatrickrichter:
PatrickRichter Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Nah it's a european guy, we know how to drive ;)
you americans might be overchallenged while using 3 pedals :P
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mbretschneider Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
I am nephew of pilots, im pursuing it in a sense and i share their opinion

For everyday use? Automatic: simple, does the thing and MAN , get to a traffic jam (common thing on big cities) with a manual and you are clutch/1st/clutch/1st/clutch/1st/clutch/1st/clutch/1st/clutch/1st in a terrible way... Also, a good auto box can make unexpected wonders ( we just have to remember some dragsters have auto boxes)

I save the manuals for the tracks or competitions, since there i need some extra fine control on RPM management
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Attila-Le-Ain Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Manual, absolutely manual...
I drove several cars in manual, the only one with automatic transmission was an Aston Matin V8 Vantage, even if it's the most beautiful car I've ever driven, it was a little bit ruined by the fact it was an automatic...

I love to play with that gearbox, especially on the small roads in the mountains of France, such a great pleasure!
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TheThoughtfulOne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
I drive a automatic purely out of the fact that's all that was available.

But if I had a choice, manual transmission all the way.
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reewredom Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i vote for motorbike.
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CoreyByas Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I prefer bikes more than anything, but manuals are my voice in cars. Autos are ok but thats it, they are ok..
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Avogel57 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Automatic; sure, manual is more capable, but so what? im not pushing the envelope, Im driving to work. What do I need with that tiny margin of advantage? Id much rather be able to fiddle with the radio, have a drink, or hold my girl close by my side, than mess around with the transmission all day every day! My bike is manual, and I enjoy it, but I see no need for it when Im cruising around in my truck, and if I need a lower gear on snow or in the mountains, so what? I can still shift on the fly. Really, if you're not in a competition, whats the point?
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sideshowsito Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
MANUAL ... all the way !!!
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AzraelleWormser Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Auto. I want to drive the car, not have a sword fight with it.
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Cyberborg Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Manual.

I think that it makes for a better driving experience. Knowing how to do it well saved me from a serious injury and my car from damage on the highway in a snow storm.
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kadaeux Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
I ride a motorbike, automatics are those things called scooters. Ergo, I prefer manual :p
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:iconchastityfearne:
ChastityFearne Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
They actually make a full sized motorcycle that has an auto tranny.


And it definitly isn't a scoooter
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kadaeux Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I had to re-read that to get my mind on the right track again.... :p
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Curlurtoes Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Manual for a sports car, automatic for a luxury car or SUV.
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GrauerWolf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Manuel. I dont like to give it up to a machine to choose how i want to drive... and when you drive rough and sometimes off the road like me its shit when you cant choose for yourself. :)
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FallenfromDarknes Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Only pussies and women drive autos. (I'm a bit of a car nut, so sorry for offending any pussies out there.)
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BTMAT Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
I'm a woman and i don't like driving a automatic car. Manual all the way, much more controll :)
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sideshowsito Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
lol i would have to agree on that haha
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sideshowsito Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
i dunno about that 'woman' part though -- my little sister can drive manual =)
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kadaeux Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Frankly, I want to live somewhere that cats are legally allowed to drive like you do. Though I can understand them only being able to handle automatics due to the lack of opposable thumbs or long legs for quick gear changes.


What?
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Captain-BlackHeart Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
manual.......unless parked waiting at a stop in Seatlle or SF.....haha
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:iconthethoughtfulone:
TheThoughtfulOne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Learn the feather the clutch, and those problems disappear.
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Captain-BlackHeart Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahahha........I have long since mastered the manual trans.....I experienced those situations shortly after I started driving.....great advice though.
;)
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TheThoughtfulOne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Yeah, I know what you mean, I live where there are to many hills to count -_-
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phydeau Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I drive an automatic, but I like manual.
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