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    So what do you guys have to say if i'm going to be buying a WRX for the first time ever, and I would love to buy the Manual transmission, but i found an automatic for a price i can't pass up?

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    Changing gear is half the thrill of spirited driving, IMO. Barring any physical disabilities, I can't understand why anyone would want an automatic in a car that was designed to be driven quickly. If you're not interested in driving quickly, why even look at a WRX?

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    If you want an automatic, buy the one that you already found. If you want a manual, wait until you find the right one and buy it.

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    The reason it's a "price you can't pass up" is because the resale on an automatic is horrid; no one really is interested in them. I would expect having to take at least a $2K loss on a car with an automatic (vs an identical one in 5M/T form). If your goal is to keep the car forever (or until resale is really low), it may be worth it if you're interested.

    That said, I'm a fan of a proper manual gearbox, with three pedals. I wouldn't want any car, let alone a sporty one, to not have that.

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    Manual.

    Auto is boring. As EJ said, nobody wants an Auto, that's why the price is as low as "a price that's too good to pass up."
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    I hate driving autos anymore. I end up using the break with my left foot by accident and cause a pretty quick stop lol
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    Tell yourself this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kprugbyplaya View Post
    Tell yourself this:

    Do you want control of your car or do you want to be controlled by your car?
    That is tough to answer. I am controlled by my car judging by all the parts I bought it & I have a manual.
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    go with a manual, its the only way vehicles should be driven IMO
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