On 1/4/2012 10:50 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
...but it's also simply a 'culture" thing....I work for a Swiss company
and the guys I talk to simply just like it. They said that when you
drive a car, you *drive* a car. They also don't like cup holders and
most cars have sun/moon roofs as well....It's a culture thing...
lol...one of the guys said the following when I just asked:
"You drive you car, drink coffee at a cafe, eat at a restaurant, and
watch television at home...You do not do all at the same time, or you
enjoy none of them correctly"
On 12/25/11 7:34 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I think people in Europe are more enthusiastic about driving and a
manual transmission is a more rewarding driving experience. A true car
enthusiast will always prefer a manual over a automatic.
Just my opinion
It really depends on the driving, too. It sure sucks to be stuck in
gridlock traffic with a standard tranny and a heavy clutch!!
I like a standard in a "fun car", and an automatic in my "work car" -
but the new automatic with manual mode - tiptronic or paddle shifters
- can be just as much fun as a "real" gearshift car.
I've long assumed that modern auto trannys *should* be more reliable (in average
usage) than manuals, but I've not seen any "statistics" that support the notion.
Anybody seen any? Or intelligent discussion of relative reliability??
I hassle the idiot drag-ass traffic in my ancient ThunderChicken with 4-speed
auto, but, on a really nice day, I limit myself to 2 wheels (old Hurricane) with
6-speed close-ratio (and wouldn't have it any other way).
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