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    Regardless of what you end up buying go find a car that you can learn how to drive manual.

    Go rent a car that is stick and pay the $14 per day insurance on it. You won't have to worry about blowing out your friends/parents clutch, lol.

    If you're a guy... knowing how to drive stick is as important as knowing how to throw a baseball or build a campfire. If you're a chick... just think of driving stick as having ultimate control of your car. And lets face it, you ladies lovvvveeeeee ultimate control .

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrtScott View Post
    And lets face it, you ladies lovvvveeeeee ultimate control .
    only when they don't have to do any work to get it
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverautorex View Post
    i have an automatic wrx by choice and am very pleased with it. i thought they would be very fast stock but was a little disapointed. soon after i purchased a downpipe and uppipe and what a difference it made on the auto. it's extremely quick when u mod em properly. boost now kicks in rather quickly and also has very little lag. i also drive to and from work 60 miles a day so that was another reason i went the auto route.
    We are getting our ass kicked here. I love my 4eat and I don't care what they say. I have had mine for four years and like everyone else here I'll defend mine to the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventura'sWRX View Post
    We are getting our ass kicked here. I love my 4eat and I don't care what they say. I have had mine for four years and like everyone else here I'll defend mine to the end.
    http://www.nwmotiv.com/cars/feature-blue-bugeye/

    See what someone can do with a 4eat.
    you are aware that this "someone" is none other than our very own Verdugo, correct?
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    Auto

    I love my 04 automatic ... Stage II i can hit 0-60 in 4.9 sec. You want it, you get it...

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    I have a 4eat. Ive had it over 5 years and honestly it used to suck comparatively. With the proper mods it is a lot of fun to drive. It has almost no lag off boost. It downshifts very fast from 3. (not so much in D as it is comprised of two ratios) I have a lot of throttle control being that it is basically always in boost.

    Really no drawback anymore.

    PNP td04, Grimmspeed EBCS, TMIC, Pipes, Protune Its really basic. If anything super stage 2.

    Wall of torque that barely tapers tuned @ 19psi.

    Id still love a manual but keeping up isn't a biggie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    you are aware that this "someone" is none other than our very own Verdugo, correct?
    I know, just wanted to show what could be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubyDoWrx View Post
    whatsup, im looking into getting a 02 wrx soon, i would like to get an automatic because i dont want a manual, but everybody thinks that automatic turbo cars are a joke, lol should i still get an automatic wrx? i know its not faster then a manual wrx but i dont really care i just like wrx's? tips on what to do? also ide like everybody who answers me on this post to tell me if your suby is auto or manual, thanks


    I have a 02 wrx wagon. Automatic

    I traded in a 5spd ford escort. I was looking for a 2002 dodge Durango R/T and knew they were auto. When I went to dealer the R/T sold minutes before I got there. Only other car was a wrx.
    I already had my
    mind set on auto and wrx fit why I was looking for.

    After the first week I regret getting the auto.

    I'd say get a 5spd but in the end it's your choice.
    2002 WRX wagon STG2

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    I would suggest test driving both a manual and an auto WRX to see how they suit you.

    About the reactions here: Generally, old skool enthusiasts want as much driver involvement as they can get, meaning they turn their nose up at something in the car making decisions for them. If I'm driving the wife's van, then fine, an auto is great...there's no fun to be had anyway. For me, driving a sports sedan/sports car with an auto would be like taking a shower with an open umbrella. Nothing much is going on.

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    Manual, all the way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    driving a sports sedan/sports car with an auto would be like taking a shower with an open umbrella. Nothing much is going on.
    Indeed!!!

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    Both of my cars are now manual. There are points where I miss the auto... it's nice sometimes to just jump in and go and not have to worry about shifting. Basically those time when I'm tired or my brain "just wants to go with the cruise control."

    But for the most part, I really enjoy having the control and being more involved in the whole process. In the long run I feel it makes me a much better driver. Because even if I get in an automatic car, I still take most of "awareness" of driving a stick with me.

    Heck, in an auto I even push in the clutch at stops!

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