Manual all the way. Why would you want a sports car with an auto?
True performance can only be had with a manual transmission.
Go to the rec.autos.driving newsgroup and check out the thread "Why
manual transmissions are superior".
On 29 May 2005 08:41:43 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org
You may be an exception but, modern automatic transmissions
can, and regularly do, out perform all but the best of
drivers with a manual. I am an auto enthusiast anf have
been for the last 50+ years. I have driven manuals hundreds
of thousands of miles and believe you are not a full fledged
driver unless you are competent with a manual but, put my
ass in Atlanta traffic and I would damn near rather be on a
i have both. the auto with a 3.27 locker is great for acceleration and
can knock down the 0-60 under 6 seconds all day long. but i still like
the manual. probably because i grew up with a manual. when i get
froggy, manual is the going for to go, the automatic is too busy trying
to find out what gear to be in, whereas i have come into a curve, slam
it into second, power slide it keeping the power to the wheels and nail
it from there.
you're asking what choice to make on the 2005. my advice is ...........
what are you going to do with it? and let that be your answer and go
from there. don't buy a stock unit and treat it like one you wish you
would have bought.
knowledge is power - growing old is mandatory - growing wise is optional
"Many more men die with prostate cancer than of it. Growing old is
invariably fatal. Prostate cancer is only sometimes so."
I sold my 2003 GT convertible and bought a 2005 GT convertible.
The new 5 speed auto with the 300 HP 3
valve is a sweetheart that could run ring around my 2003.
No other car anywhere near the price on the Mustang can run with
the 2005. Go for it.
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