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Old 04-17-2012, 02:02 PM   #21
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popcorn or beer sounds good
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:36 PM   #22
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so is it auto or manual?
Manual. :-)
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:50 PM   #23
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Close the thread before someone comes in and ruins the first auto vs. manual subject that didnt end in a pissing match...woot woot! Go MF!
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:25 PM   #24
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go popcorn and beer as well!
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:59 AM   #25
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+1 on the manual. Makes the ride a lot more fun!
Unless you drive in bad traffic, then not so much fun.......
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:38 PM   #26
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For the 2013 GT, should I get manual or automatic? The only reason I consider the automatic is I think it comes with paddle shifter (SelectShift) that one can shift gears just like a manual and probably faster.

I'd like that my wife can drive the car too but it would take the act of the Congress to make her learn how to drive a manual.
DO NOT buy the automatic just so the wife can drive it. Personal experience talking here. I bought my 08 as an auto because my wife wanted to occassionaly drive it and in the 4 years I've owned it, she's driven it 4 times....yep, FOUR.

She can drive a manual but didn't like the clutch on the 08 so she pushed for me to get the auto. HUGE mistake IMO. She doesn't like to drive it now because she says it's too easy to kick the rear out on a sharp turn where she's heavy on the gas (she drives a Ford Escape for a DD). She also feels it's too big.

Anyways, if this is your DD and she may (and I only mean may, not will) drive it get what you want and tough cookies to the wife. Mine in hindsight agrees, I should've bought what I wanted since it's my DD.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:55 PM   #27
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I'd say get what you want, your the one thats gonna be using it most so get whatever your going to enjoy more. i was dead set on manual and no one else in the family knows how to drive stick.

on a side note, pretty sure the 2013s dont have paddle shifters, and even if they did its no where near what a real manual feels like, dad's car has paddles for sportshift mode, its awful, i just leave it in drive
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:14 PM   #28
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In the auto base v6 I drove, it didn't have paddles so I'd say no. And in any case, I hate paddle shifters. I feel like I'm cheating haha
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:38 PM   #29
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DO NOT buy the automatic just so the wife can drive it. Personal experience talking here. I bought my 08 as an auto because my wife wanted to occassionaly drive it and in the 4 years I've owned it, she's driven it 4 times....yep, FOUR.
I bought an auto so the wife can drive it, and she drives it to work more often than I do.

Not sure if this supports the argument you should be buying an auto or not.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:21 AM   #30
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Manuals are lame. Problem?






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