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    as I cant imagine how not having to change gears makes a big difference..

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    It doesn't get any easier and you get very much used to it within days of owning one.
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    Why use an automatic when you can use a manual and also have the option to drive an automatic

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    (Original post by toonervoustotalk)
    Why use an automatic when you can use a manual and also have the option to drive an automatic

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    What?

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    Well I found that automatic is easier because you don't have to worry about changing gears at roundabouts or traffic lights, and you don't have to worry about stalling and hill starts.
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    Like a toy, but there is a stigma that only women need an automatic license
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    If you do driving lessons with an automatic car you can only drive automatic cars once you pass your test assuming you haven't got a driving licence

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    My car is automatic and i love it. I wouldnt go back to driving a manual. No worrying about hill starts,gear changes at roundabouts or junctions,no clutch up clutch down in traffic queues,just get in and go. My hubby drives a manual and loves driving my car when he gets the chance.

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    All men should drive manual cars
    As the gearbox makes it feel more manly in my opinion

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    (Original post by Tillybop)
    Well I found that automatic is easier because you don't have to worry about changing gears at roundabouts or traffic lights, and you don't have to worry about stalling and hill starts.
    Do you mean you don't need to worry about putting it in first (if you are stopping), or second? How difficult.
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    Automatic is easier, but learn in a manual so you can do both.

    But Automatic, especially around town is bloody amazing. (On a decent auto box that is, probably not on a eurobox)
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    Driving an automatic definitely makes things easier, especially if you are driving for long periods in the city. My dad's a black cabbie and I doubt he'd like to be crawling around in traffic trying to balance the clutch for hours on end. That'd probably kill his leg by the end of the day. On motorways or just popping to the shops though, I doubt it'd make much difference in the grand scheme of things- I suppose after people have been driving manual for years it kind of becomes second nature.
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    (Original post by toonervoustotalk)
    All men should drive manual cars
    As the gearbox makes it feel more manly in my opinion

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    That's just stupid.

    You choose a transmission to suit the car. You wouldn't buy an automatic MX5 any more than you'd buy a manual Daimler.
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    my first cars were manuels. now i drive an automatic. i find that it is easier to not think about driving in the automatic, which is probably not a good thing.
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    I prefer autos by a mile - the whole driving experience is just more comfortable. That being said, you should always make sure you learn on a manual and get a full license so you have the option of driving both, for example if you need to hire a car and they're out of autos.

    I prefer big auto cars, there's just something comfy and easy about them - like Qashqais or RAV4s
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    automatic is much easier
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    (Original post by toonervoustotalk)
    All men should drive manual cars
    As the gearbox makes it feel more manly in my opinion

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    And when are you going to get your driving license? :P
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    And when are you going to get your driving license? :P
    In two years time when I finish sixth form

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    (Original post by toonervoustotalk)
    In two years time when I finish sixth form

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    Hahaha lolz, you are commenting on what you prefer but you can't even drive.

    I love forums.
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    (Original post by toonervoustotalk)
    In two years time when I finish sixth form

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    Trollolol so on other words you don't even have a car? You're too nervous to talk to girls and you're trying to state what makes a man?

    Glad I put down my drink or it'd be all over the floor.
 
 
 

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