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View Poll Results: Is your car manual or automatic/steptronic/SMG?
Manual 293 52.42%
Automatic/steptronic/SMG 266 47.58%
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Old 06-07-2003, 11:09 PM   #21
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Old 06-07-2003, 11:17 PM   #22
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I drive manual; sometimes I wish I could just put it into drive.

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Old 06-07-2003, 11:27 PM   #23
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Manual- and the only time i regret it is when i'm eating in my car, have women calling me on the cell phone, or when i'm getting road head.

So basically, I never regret it.

Manual is tha shiiiizzzattt cuz hardly anyone can drive my car, and I enjoy it, which is much more important
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Old 06-07-2003, 11:36 PM   #24
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Manual- and the only time i regret it is when i'm eating in my car, have women calling me on the cell phone, or when i'm getting road head.

So basically, I never regret it.

Manual is tha shiiiizzzattt cuz hardly anyone can drive my car, and I enjoy it, which is much more important
you can still talk on the phone and eat, but kind of dangerous, haha.
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Old 06-07-2003, 11:39 PM   #25
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I dont' eat in my car, and nobody calls me (or gives me road head) if you hadn't figured that out from my previous post....lol.. Sometimes though, when i call people, i drive but it's so dangerous... if the road is slanted (lots of mountain roads up here) i'm screwed.
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Old 06-08-2003, 12:03 AM   #26
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Manual in the lead!!!
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Old 06-08-2003, 12:18 AM   #27
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im surprised how close this is! i thought there would be a lot more manual trannies... esp on an enthusiast board
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Old 06-08-2003, 12:37 AM   #28
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im surprised how close this is! i thought there would be a lot more manual trannies... esp on an enthusiast board
smg might be swaying it - they'd prob be manual drivers if there was no such thing as SMG
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Old 06-08-2003, 12:47 AM   #29
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FYI, you can stall an SMG!
Just because it has no clutch pedal does not mean that it is easy to drive... it takes some getting used to!
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Old 06-08-2003, 12:54 AM   #30
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haha, i just made the poll perfectly half and half, i am a god
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Old 06-08-2003, 01:19 AM   #31
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I dont' eat in my car, and nobody calls me (or gives me road head) if you hadn't figured that out from my previous post....lol.. Sometimes though, when i call people, i drive but it's so dangerous... if the road is slanted (lots of mountain roads up here) i'm screwed.
i have no idea on what you just said?
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Old 06-08-2003, 01:33 AM   #32
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i want a manual.....anyone wanna trade !?






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Old 06-08-2003, 01:55 AM   #33
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Man, there's nothing like a manual when driving. I'm having to drive autos right now while my car is in the shop and it's torture!! I wanna push in that clutch, but all I get is a empty space....
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Old 06-08-2003, 02:38 AM   #34
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i have no idea on what you just said?
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Old 06-08-2003, 02:39 AM   #35
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wow, this looks pretty darn close
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Old 06-08-2003, 09:31 AM   #36
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I can't beleive how close it is... I figured surely with all the enthusiasts here there would be a bias towards manual. (I guess that shows you what I know ie. nothing) My reasons for choosing a manual or two-fold. One is that I hate automatics, I feel entirely out of touch with the car when I'm driving an auto. My search for my 328i (or 528i/540i) excluded automatics. And two is that they are unreliable, especially BMW units.

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step, with a paddles soon
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yeah but when you drive your manual tranny on the 405 in stop and go traffic for an hour or two, you'd wish you were auto too.
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Old 08-21-2006, 03:55 PM   #39
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:13 PM   #40
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Manual. I almost got a step for traffic but you can't enjoy your car as much with an auto although step is still pretty fun. Once I do the cdv delete the manual will be perfect.

Jon- I'm with ya on not driving while on the phone, so dangerous. Slanted roads can be annoying enough without a phone to distract you.
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