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thats why if im drinking i leave the mustang at home lol. I dont want anyone driving it anyways!
Very true. Don't drink and drive the Mustang or even let a sober friend drive... its just not worth it.


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I'm going with the manual....so my wife can't drive it.


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I wanted a 5 speed mustang gt, even if I didn't know how to drive stick I was going to learn and that's what I did with this car.

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I went with the manual. Because I refuse to drive automatic. I hate autos lol. Been driving a stick since before I got my license. Hubby doesn't like autos either - he rebuilds them for a living and sees what happens to a lot of them, and doesn't feel like having to rebuild his own trans. I also find autos boring when it comes to driving.

That, and my stupid sister in law doesn't know how to drive one, so she cant ever drive my car

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I'm going with the manual....so my wife can't drive it.
I'm thinking that's a reason

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You can't order the Brembos OR the optional rear axle ratio with an auto trans.

Just try putting a V-8 Mustang with automatic trans on a used car lot...see how many months it sits there.
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Manual. I have never owned an automatic. I am not sure I know how to drive one.

No sports car should even be offered in automatic. For those of you with a wife who wouldn't let you get one, tell her to learn.

It's safer. I can keep wheels turning (with down-shifting) and keep traction when they have a tendency to lock up (snow (Mine will be stored winters)).

Any future children of mine will learn how to drive stick before they are allowed to get their license. Driving is a privilege and not a right. People in this country forget that.

Having a manual prevents people from borrowing it. The answer would be 'no' anyway but once they see a manual they don't even bother.

Driving an automatic is like drinking lite beer, why bother.

I am smarter than the car. I know better which gear it should be in.
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I got manual because I wanted something fun. I've been driving an automatic 1984 Honda for the last 8 years, so I figured it was time for a change. I drove a manual transmission Isuzu before that, so I still remembered how to drive one.

The Mustang was actually _really_ easy to get up to speed on. The only weird thing is having to push down on the stick to put it in reverse.

I think, as I get used to it more I'll get better mileage, but mine currently reads 16.2 MPG.
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an automatic is kinda like getting a minivan... it's just telling the world that you've given up.

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Sportscar/muscle car = manual. 'Nuff said. However, don't begrudge those who face daily traffic jams. Don't blame them for getting auto, otherwise their left leg will be twice as big as the right and that's just wrong.

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an automatic is kinda like getting a minivan... it's just telling the world that you've given up.
hahahahahaha. great way to put it

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I love the manual on my mustang and it's very fun to drive, I can't imagine an auto being as fun to drive on our cars.

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I went with the manual. Because I refuse to drive automatic. I hate autos lol. Been driving a stick since before I got my license. Hubby doesn't like autos either - he rebuilds them for a living and sees what happens to a lot of them, and doesn't feel like having to rebuild his own trans. I also find autos boring when it comes to driving.

That, and my stupid sister in law doesn't know how to drive one, so she cant ever drive my car
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