Auto vs Manual

mattl

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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!
 

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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.
 

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

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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:
 

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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
 

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oh ya well my autos more consistent :ass3:
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Red96GT said:
Don't stock autos dyno at lower numbers?

yes there is a bigger loss in the drivetrain with a automatic. 15% manual and 20% automatic is the norm
 

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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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Dalamar said:
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.

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

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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.
 

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