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View Poll Results: Stick or automatic?
Stick 115 65.71%
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stick. Hand down 10x more fun to drive. I dont my friend auto 2012 gt(mines and 05 gt) and i would def rather have my stick shift 2005 way more than his way faster automatic version of my car lol

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what about the ratchet shifter?

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what about the ratchet shifter?
... and "Select Shift"?

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Unless the auto includes a higher stall converter and at least a performance valve body. Then the auto is a blast, too.

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My weekend cruiser is an auto, but my DD is a 5spd. Honestly, I like either one. The reason why I bought my auto, is because I got a sweet deal on the car (paid 7K instead of 11K). But I hate how at car shows the typical manual driver go, "Oh, you drive an auto, that's lame?" I always say yes and I'm proud of it. I don't get why people bash on auto's? I don't see anything wrong with them. Sure some people may feel "disconnected" and that you aren't as concentrated while driving a stick and all that bs. I find that to be the opposite for me, because no matter what I am driving, phone is on silent and I just drive and that's what I like to do in my Stang. There are tons of parts out there to make your auto a beast (gears, valve body, stall conversion and etc). I'm perfectly happy with my auto Stang. That's just my $0.02.
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Chicago traffic = Automatic transmission. That's my simple equation. Can't imagine driving a stick in this traffic.

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Automatic. My wife cannot drive stick and said I could only get my 08 GT if she could drive it occasionally. Plus I've been driving my s10 stick everyday in city traffic for like the last 6 years and I'm sick of stick. I only drive my 08 GT on nice days and I love not having to mess around shifting all the time.

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I have an automatic, and about 10% of the time I wish it was a stick.

My dual clutch (DSG) on my GTI is the perfect transmission. I really wish one would be offered on the Mustang.

All that being said, claiming "real" muscle cars don't have automatics is ridiculous; go to any car show and check out the old Shelby and Boss Mustangs...probably over half are automatic, and those autos weren't nearly as good or sporty as modern autos.

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My dual clutch (DSG) on my GTI is the perfect transmission. I really wish one would be offered on the Mustang.
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It's all a matter of opinion. You like your car's automatic. I have no use for it. Dual clutch... In a Mustang.... why?

Up until recently Mustang was about bang for the buck.... Now with the generation of entitlement the want is for everything to be "standard".... I really wish Mustang offered a light weight LX stripped of all the crap they continually pile on to it but that ain't going to happen. We have people bitching about a lack of a remote truck release for god's sake....


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All that being said, claiming "real" muscle cars don't have automatics is ridiculous; go to any car show and check out the old Shelby and Boss Mustangs...probably over half are automatic, and those autos weren't nearly as good or sporty as modern autos.
Once again, a matter of opinion. Just because other people do it doesn't make it any more valid or "ridiculous"...

Personally I find automatics PAINFULLY boring... I haven't owned an automatic in ~25 year and haven't missed it for a second.

Once again, just my opinion....



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All that being said, claiming "real" muscle cars don't have automatics is ridiculous; go to any car show and check out the old Shelby and Boss Mustangs...probably over half are automatic, and those autos weren't nearly as good or sporty as modern autos.
I agree with this, 100%.

I already posted my answer in this thread - I have an auto, but would have prefered to get a manual. But what I thought was a better deal at the time happen to come along, and it happened to be an auto. And while I might have preferred to get a standard, I'm still digging the auto.

I just hate how I run into manual guys who talk down on the automatics, saying how much more "connected" they are to the car when they shift their owns gears, or how boring the auto is, or the ever ridiculous "automatics are for girls". I'm not saying all manual transmission fans do it, but you very rarely see the auto people doing that to the manual people lol. Automatics are on the defensive, because the manuals just have to mention why they're better lol.

Of course it's all a matter of opinion; that's mine lol.
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I agree with FYouGitive. In the ideal world, one of each, but the auto would win if it was the only car.

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All that being said, claiming "real" muscle cars don't have automatics is ridiculous; go to any car show and check out the old Shelby and Boss Mustangs...probably over half are automatic, and those autos weren't nearly as good or sporty as modern autos.
I know this isn't the point of the thread but I'm pretty sure no Boss Mustang ever left the factory with an auto.
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Must be a stick. I guess people have their reasons for an automatic. but for me I cannot think of one.


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I have never liked the disconnected feel of a torque converter. If it was a dual clutch then sure. But as someone else said not hating on auto's. I'd rather someone buy an auto Stang then another car

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Automatic

My wife would not even consider a manual transmission.

That being said, the six speed automatic in our 2016 GT is a really nice automatic.

And yes, I can drive a manual transmission. I used to have a 1977 Dodge Colt with a floor mounted stick shift.


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