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Old 08-10-2011, 12:50 PM   #31
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I currently have both, although the manual tranny ('85) hasn't run in a couple years. The auto tranny in the '11 is awesome for climbing because of the traction control; mash the peddle down and you'll go right up most hills a manual tranny will go.

I haven't tried it for crawling yet but I imagine it wouldn't be as good as a manual tranny. That little extra control goes a long ways when you're teetering on a rock/log/hummer etc.

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Old 08-10-2011, 01:51 PM   #32
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Every car I've owned had been manual. To me it's more fun and you have more control over the gears (except during heavy stop and go traffic...its a PITA). It also gives me an excuse for not answering the cell phone. I also have a Corvette Z06 which has a different clutch and shifter feel (a lot stiffer). Since the Vette doesn't get driven as frequently, I have to adjust between the two when I switch cars...but still prefer the maual.

I probably have to resort to automatics when I get old....but until then.....

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Old 08-11-2011, 01:20 AM   #33
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I'm sure it's mentioned in the other referenced threads, but more than twice I've coasted downhill to start with a dead battery in manual 3rd gear. While way back in there, too. But for wiser non forgetful Klutzes this is not an issue! (Playing radio the issue here, my Shortwave/Ham gear plugged in cigarette lighter, DUH).
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Hmmmm.....the OP made one post in this thread and then two days have passed and no other words from him/her. I'm wondering if he/she was just stirring up the pot or if they really wanted some information.

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Old 08-12-2011, 07:30 AM   #35
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Hmmmm.....the OP made one post in this thread and then two days have passed and no other words from him/her. I'm wondering if he/she was just stirring up the pot or if they really wanted some information.
No, if you are referring to me, I was seeking information! I have had manual vehicles before, but it has been awhile. Also, they were not 6 speed. I do think the manual will be more fun!!! Just breaking it in and getting use to it is the current task. I have enoyed and appreciate all the comments. Learning alot!

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