Auto vs Manual

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mattl, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. mattl

    mattl New Member

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    Yeah, I know it may seem like a stupid question and a no-brainer to boot, but I thought I'd ask it anyways! I can already imagine that the majority of you will say... (cough)5-speed(cough). The reason I'm asking is because I might have the opportunity to buy a 1994 GT with an Automatic Tranny for $3000 CAD in the near future. Are there any drawbacks to an automatic in terms of performance mods and the works? Would you go for it, or wait for a 5-Speed to come up for sale? Thanks a bunch for your help. Also, sorry if this is in the wrong section!
     
  2. AaRoN

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    there's a possibility that there will be a 97 GT for around $4000 w/ mods.........
     
  3. Lightning Struck

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    huh?
     
  4. mattl

    mattl New Member

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    Are you talking about SoddyRebel's in the Classifieds? Looks like a nice car, but not sure about how I would go about getting it up to Canada, and any fees with brining it across the border would probably cost an arm and a leg.
     
  5. 4point6GT

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    I think he might be selling one........5 spd or :eek:utofcloset: ?
     
  6. Lightning Struck

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    well the manual has the vote in every catagory ..........DUH ::) ::) ::)

    on the other hand everyone knows what cars kick ass at the track :eek:utofcloset:
     
  7. TxCobrA98

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    5spd over auto anyday.. all because the fun factor and the control.. i almost went nuts when i drove my parents jetta.. its an auto and i kept rollin up to stop signs trying to take it outa gear lol.. and i hate not being able to control my shift points too.. 5spd over auto... get one just cause its more fun.. lol
     
  8. Fets

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    oh ya well my autos more consistent :ass3:
     
  9. Lightning Struck

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    they win more races too :noes:
     
  10. Dalamar

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    I've driven both.

    The auto is nice if you like to cruse smooth. you cans slap shift it if you wanna work a little more.
    the manual is more of a feel-of-your-seat.

    Depends on your preferance.
     
  11. uncltrvlnmatt

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    5sp for the fun factor.
    Automatic for consistancy.
     
  12. Outlaw97GT

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    I like my auto. Its fun to drive with a 3000 stall and 4.10's.
    I dont go to the track much, but its mean from redlight-to-redlight.....lol

    Ive had both and a std. is more fun to drive, but Im 6.4 and an auto is more comfortable for tall fuckers like me.
     
  13. Red96GT

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    Don't stock autos dyno at lower numbers?
     
  14. Lightning Struck

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    yes there is a bigger loss in the drivetrain with a automatic. 15% manual and 20% automatic is the norm
     
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    my car with mods in sig and AODE ran 14.7 with same tires it ran [email protected] with just 5 speed swap and no other changes at all.
     
  16. Dalamar

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    Actually it's 15% power loss on the manual, 17% loss on the automatic.

    also with the automatic, you get a little more torque on the top end from the convertor.
     
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    consistently slower


    the only way my car would be an auto is if i was sub 10s.
     
  18. Lightning Struck

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    I dont agree with that jeff, every thing I have ever read says 20%......sometimes more :-\
     
  19. 4point6GT

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    haha ;)
     
  20. 97vertstang

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    ill take a 5 spd. over a aode or 4r70w anyday BUT ill take a stalled and shift kit 3 spd auto( c4,c6, th350, th400) over a a manual anyday.