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Old 09-06-2012, 01:41 PM   #70
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Originally Posted by EverydayGetaway View Post
So you just said that you wanted a manual but got the auto because it was cheaper, yet you think people who prefer manual are stupid? Manual is more fun than auto, it has little to do with speed. Auto's are fine if all you want is a sit in and relax car, as a sports car, I don't get it. As for mileage, who cares? I would happily buy another BMW with 250k or more miles on it... these cars run forever.

I'm really not trying to argue manual over auto, just saying that your argument doesn't make any sense...
you say manual is more fun that is not always the case.
it heavily depends on which manual you talking about. Ive driven two M3's and absolutely hated the manual gearbox. its gritty and sticky as hell. very vague and heavy. felt like the transmission is lubricated with sand. I've never driven a manual that requires so much force to shift every time my hand comes off when I go into 2nd gear.
my RX8 on the other hand is absolutely peach to shift. that well oiled sucking in feel. perfectly weighted and clear.
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