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Old 10-13-2016, 11:25 AM
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What do you drive, manual or automatic? As for me I drive a manual and wouldn't have it any other way. After a year of driving an automatic CTs-v I vowed never to buy another automatic sports car again. Just wasn't any fun for me. I felt like it took a lot of the driving experience away. Thats just my opinion and I am in no way saying anything bad about the automatics out there.

Share your thoughts on why you made the decision to go one way or the other.

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Old 10-13-2016, 11:28 AM
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This is a sports car, where's the fun in a A8....
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This is a sports car, where's the fun in a A8....
The fun is pulling away from the M7 guys in a flat-out sprint to 100 mph.
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Here's a head start . . .


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Never saw that thread kinda makes this one pointless lol
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Originally Posted by JonMN View Post
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2016 POLL
Yep, I ran that poll through the end of September, so it's only a month or so old. 425 people voted, and it was approx 51% to 49% in favor of the manual.

Obviously, CF members are much more likely to purchase manuals than the general population as reflected in C7s built to date (73% auto, 27% manual).

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Never saw that thread kinda makes this one pointless lol


LOL, no problem! Lot's of repeats on this topic. . .


Personally, I have had a couple 4 speed manuals, a 5 speed Audi, a 6 speed 911 . . . but my last car was a DCT Audi S5. Decided I could, indeed, get by with shifting optional. Personally, (and it is a personal decision for sure) I like the option of manually shifting or auto-shifting my A8.
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Surprised I never saw it.
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Can't vote, I have an A6...
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In poll last month (linked above), I included both the A6 and A8 as the same category, but it's now closed. Nonetheless the automatic votes in that poll should have reflected both.
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Neither. An M7 is a BMW and an A8 is an Audi. The transmission in my Corvette is a manual.
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M7 got to love it, , grab those gears no lift shift, rev match all good.
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The fun is pulling away from the M7 guys in a flat-out sprint to 100 mph.
How many times have you done that?
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An automatic paddle shift comes nowhere near The fun factor of a manual. Currently I am on a trip renting a car with an automatic paddle shift transmission. The left paddle down shifts, right paddle up shifts. Heck, the darn thing down shifts automatically while slowing and it will not let you up shift under conditions when you should be able to. Another thing, the paddles move when turning the steering wheel, at times you can not shift because they are lost when driving in a spirited way. I have gotten disgusted and just let it shift all by itself. As for the run towards 100 mph, to close to call without an actual run off.
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Can't vote, I have an A6...
Lol you can vote auto. Forgot that the A6 was available for the c7. Had the A6 in my cts-V and hated it. Wonder if they are the same.
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M7 got to love it, , grab those gears no lift shift, rev match all good.
Yup that about sums it up
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Currently have four cars.

A2(Corvette)
A5(Mercedes)
M4(Corvette)
M6(Corvette)

When I do the math...I have an A7 and a M10

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Originally Posted by JoesC5 View Post
Currently have four cars.

A2(Corvette)
A5(Mercedes)
M4(Corvette)
M6(Corvette)

When I do the math...I have an A7 and a M10

This guy is winning at life!!!! Straight shooter with upper management written all over him!
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Doesn't matter. They offer both so buy the one you want.
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Can't vote, I have an A6...
Same here.The proven one.
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