Why a manual transmission is better than an automatic

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  1. 70-426_10-SRT

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    it might be better, but the new autos are faster...hehehe, I would love to have a 6 speed, but my knees would give out over time ...lol
     
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    It starts to suck when you're in your 60's. Had to get sell my 72 Nova SS 4 speed a few years back for the same reason. Between the lower back issues and knee pain it was getting hard to shift it in traffic. I miss shifting but its not enjoyable if it causes pain. Like the doc says, "if it hurts when you do it, stop doing it!"
     
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    I’ve had my right knee ACL rebuilt 3 times with an HTO done last session
    I think I’ve just got use to the pain....gotta have a fun stick!
     
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    :flipthebird: That. 60 Next Year.

    I have already signed "The Waiver", like a DNR:

    "If I can't ride my Harley
    or I can't shift a Manual Trans,
    just shoot me."


    Bikes, Race/Muscle/Sport's car's and Trucks
    all should only come MANUAL.

    :driver::driver:
     
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    Sometimes I miss the feel of shifting a manual transmission... it does feel cool af compared to manumatic. Standard transmissions can be hard to find, tho.
     
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    A manual may be more fun to drive, but if you take your car t the track, it will lose every time to a comparably equipped car with an automatic.
     
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    That sounds like an answer from someone with stick envy....:p
    I wont be taking mine to the track, need to keep on the good side of my insurance company.
     
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    Not "stick envy," just a fact. Even Ronnie Sox, Mr. 4-Speed, couldn't beat a modern automatic. Shifts occur in milliseconds.