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This is a discussion on Manual vs Auto within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; I am currently learning to drive stick myself. BELIEVE me it is very rewarding to learn and master the technique. ...

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    I am currently learning to drive stick myself. BELIEVE me it is very rewarding to learn and master the technique. I've been at it for about 2 weeks and I can finaly shift smoothly 1-5 and every time I do it I feel like a champ. I am lucky enough to have a rs to learn on but i'm planning on getting a wrx soon. I couldn't dream of having an automatic wrx, it seems like such a waist. Just ask speedette....

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    If you need any motavation just think of all the dumb people like me that can drive a stick. If I can learn so can you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtuner2006
    If you need any motavation just think of all the dumb people like me that can drive a stick. If I can learn so can you.
    If my mom can drive my car, you've got nothing to worry about
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtuner2006
    If you need any motavation just think of all the dumb people like me that can drive a stick. If I can learn so can you.


    LOL

    If my good friend who is very very very lazy i might add can drive a 350Z then anyone can.... TOOFAST88 you know who im refering to
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJSHADOW7
    LOL

    If my good friend who is very very very lazy i might add can drive a 350Z then anyone can.... TOOFAST88 you know who im refering to
    I don't know, I thought he was going into a wall last night, but he counter steered like a champ. Then I had to worry about myself not getting driven off the road...but thats all beside the point
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    To the OP:
    Definately get the manual. I was originally going to get the Auto, but the car was F'ed up upon delivery and I ended up with a Manual. The Lord works in mysterious ways my friend...the MT is a kick in the pants to drive. I've had it 6 days and I've put 250 miles on it - always looking for an excuse to drive (Honey, do you need anything from the store? lol). It's been raining like mad in the Sacramento area, and WRX w/ MT scoffs at the raod conditions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJSHADOW7
    Save brakes yes, but wear down clutch also..... last i checked brake pads are cheaper.
    nah it's not taht bad if you rev match. I do it all the time and have no problem with my clutch. Besides i like to stay in the "proper" gear all the time so when it's time for emergency acceleration i don't have to think about shifting to the right gear
    Also you can hit the brakes while in gear and just depress the clutch when you're almost stopped
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    this may sounds weird but i almost have trouble driving an automatic car ever since i started driving stick. also it is so much more fun to drive, not to mention that you actually get to drive the car instead of the car driving for you. I would go for stick if i were you but thats just my opinion, GOOD LUCK on your decision!!!

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    I learned stick on my dads truck before I got my WRX. The whole time sitting there at the dealer signing papers and stuff I was nervous b/c I had not praticed in a few days. I practiced for 2 weeks an hour a day and was pretty good by the 5 time in the car I was allowed to drive on a real road. WOOT WOOT!!
    I jumped in the truck the first time and went just like that and then my dad said to stop and go again well it took me at least 10-15mins to get going again. The next day we went to a school parking lot and i went 5 feet and stopped that really helped.
    Even though all stick's are different. I only stalled when backing out the parking spot on my way home from the dealer.

    Get a stick you won't regret it unless you like have DC type of traffic where you live. I was up there and like omg this sucks I'm glad I dont have to drive it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amccrazgrl
    Get a stick you won't regret it unless you like have DC type of traffic where you live. I was up there and like omg this sucks I'm glad I dont have to drive it.
    A large part of the reason I don't have a standard anymore. DC type traffic in my neighborhood is DC traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsel
    A large part of the reason I don't have a standard anymore. DC type traffic in my neighborhood is DC traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ly_br25
    Thats why u got tEh HoNda HyBriD!
    You right. And with that engine management, I barely get to brake and accelerate on my own.
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    My $0.02:

    Without a doubt go with manual! The only thing is that I'd imagine the WRX being quite difficult to learn on. You may want to get a rental manual and learn on that for a few days ;oP or whatever.

    I've been driving stick for just about 9 years now and every single day its a blast, ESPECIALLY in the rex. It adds a whole new element to driving. To me, auto transmission is more steering than driving.

    My advise is to take it very slowly and be patient. I remember crying when I was 15 trying to learn how to take off from a stop on a hill. In the WRX I still suck at smoothly taking off from a stop on a hill w/o using the hand-brake. I get nervous and end up revving the engine way too hard and having to let out on the clutch far too slowly ... = bad for car.

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    go MT...if you dont you WILL regret.

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    Do a search for speedette's topic. She is going throug the samething. I learned in stop and go traffic, proly not to good for the car, but a traffic jam on the way home.

    Bottom line - Get a stick

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