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I picked a stick. Can I drive a stick? I have before. Am I good at a stick? No.

I was ready to pull the trigger on an auto but then I thought to myself this is a Muscle Car. It would have been very hypocritical if I got the auto. Every time I have seen a Mustang with an Auto since I was a kid I have though oh that sucks. Why wouldn't this person get a stick? To be honest I am nervous as can be about learning to drive a stick well. I know that once I know how a Mustang will be a much better car to have with a stick. I completely understand traffic being a problem. You want a Mustang, you may even want a stick, but traffic kills that idea.

Sticks are definitely a dying breed. I love Mustangs and have always wanted a stick but fear held me back. So my reason for buying a stick, breaking out of my comfort zone and about to enjoy rowing the gears myself. I think we can all agree the fact that we are getting a Mustang or have a Mustang is awesome no matter who is shifting.


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If your buying a mustang over a honda or a mazda, you must wanna have some fun! Stick for me isnt work, it makes driving a more fun and controllable experience. Why get a six speed and not give each gear the love and attention it deserves. For instance when at a light and the douche in a challenger thinks he can take you. He cant. Not only can you show him, but you can show him and b VERY clear about it...
Plus i live in NY and auto trannys in snow are not so fun....


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I picked a stick. Can I drive a stick? I have before. Am I good at a stick? No.

I was ready to pull the trigger on an auto but then I thought to myself this is a Muscle Car. It would have been very hypocritical if I got the auto. Every time I have seen a Mustang with an Auto since I was a kid I have though oh that sucks. Why wouldn't this person get a stick? To be honest I am nervous as can be about learning to drive a stick well. I know that once I know how a Mustang will be a much better car to have with a stick. I completely understand traffic being a problem. You want a Mustang, you may even want a stick, but traffic kills that idea.

Sticks are definitely a dying breed. I love Mustangs and have always wanted a stick but fear held me back. So my reason for buying a stick, breaking out of my comfort zone and about to enjoy rowing the gears myself. I think we can all agree the fact that we are getting a Mustang or have a Mustang is awesome no matter who is shifting.
agreed about the dieing breed and seeing mustangs in stick and thinking lameeee traiiinn

I have to say the mustang stick will take a little to get used to. For me when i test drove it was a big change from my tiny little early 90s honda civic. But you will learn quick. It is so smoooth.

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Wait! You're saying they make a transmission that isn't manual?
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Wait! You're saying they make a transmission that isn't manual?
hhahahahahahaaha

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I've always loved the standard, even when it was *three on a tree*. My Acura was an auto, but I always drove it in sport mode so I could do the shifting. It wasn't exactly doing all the shifting, but I made most of the decisions!
Most of my other cars have been manuals, except for the model's that didn't offer standards. I just couldn't buy a Mustang without a standard, unless there was something wrong with me.
Standards are so much more fun! You are making the decisions. Shifting becomes second nature, at times you're not even aware you've made a shift. You really don't think about it, unless you're stuck in stop and go traffic. That's when your left thigh can really get tired!
Hopefully, I'll still be able to drive a standard until I'm forced to give up driving.
But...whatever makes YOU happy is what counts.
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Wait! You're saying they make a transmission that isn't manual?
Wait! They still make a Manual Transmission? Who knew!
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manual. I learned how to drive in France and been driving manuals for many years until I moved to the US. I'm used to driving manuals in traffic (lived in Paris..). The only problem I have with the manual is the amount of available people who can drive me somewhere if I'm unable to drive for any reason has shrunk considerably.. More cab drives I guess !
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manual. I learned how to drive in France and been driving manuals for many years until I moved to the US. I'm used to driving manuals in traffic (lived in Paris..). The only problem I have with the manual is the amount of available people who can drive me somewhere if I'm unable to drive for any reason has shrunk considerably.. More cab drives I guess !

thats why if im drinking i leave the mustang at home lol. I dont want anyone driving it anyways!

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Manual
I want to be in control of my car.

If it had a double clutch automatic/manual i would consider it. But not a standard automatic.
I love driving automatics but only in certain cars. Not for fun driving. Great in city, bad in mountains.
All my cars (5 past/present/future) are manual.

This must be one of a few V8s to come with a manual. Another reason to get the mustang.

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Manual...because I'm not a p*ssy.

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I got a 6-speed, that's all they offered. :laughlitt

I chose a manual, my Audi is an auto because they didn't offer the manual at the time and I just miss the shifting, even if the auto is faster or I am sitting in Chicago traffiic. Actually, I think it is easier to sit in traffic with the manual and idle along than on and off the brake constantly.

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Manual for me. Had a 2007 GT auto , sold it in 4 months. Great car, great driver for sure with lots of power..but, to hear that motor, I found I was punching it more then I needed to just to feel the power of the car

I dont you my Stang as a daily driver so when I do take her out, I need to shift and hear the motor roar between gears..

just my take..

If I was driving daily, and in stop and go traffic, I think I would want the auto...makes more sense

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Stick because stick=fun

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No question, it had to be manual and it saved $1k. The mundane driving will be in the automatic G35x in the winter.


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