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Yes. You have medical issues that prevent you from enjoying a manual transmission. Im sorry for your condition(s) and wish you the most comfortable commuting experiences in the future.
Awesome! Sorry for the life story. One of those days yesterday.

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I just traded my 2012 GT with a MT for 2014 GT with the auto this week. If I had my choice I would have kept my MT but stuff happens. But I must say, so far I am very happy the 6R80. I live in a hilly area and in normal mode it goes back and forth between 5-6 way too often like every other 6 speed auto I have driven. But in sport mode it's a huge improvement and easily the best auto I have driven by a huge margin. It may lack some of the pure brutality of the MT but I don't feel that like it's that big of determent to the fun factor.

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Damn man, I gotta tip my hat to you. There is no way I couldve driven my car on some of the snow days we had this year. I keep a beater 4x4 Tacoma as my DD and it got much use this year.
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Friend of mine with a '14 V6 did the same:


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I've had both a tuned auto and now a 6m with 3.73's. They both have their place and the tuned auto was absolutely awesome. I'm not partial to one or the other but I am enjoying my 6m right now.


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Yeah, I had a lot of days that looked like this:



Friend of mine with a '14 V6 did the same:







I actually find my manual GT to be better than my auto V6 in the snow

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Whats the secret to winter driving with the GT manual? I found mine to be almost completely undrivable if there was even a hint of frozen crap on the road. I tried the stock all seasons and found out my summer tires perform equally as poorly in the winter as the Pzero all seasons......I had to start in 3rd gear just to have a chance of getting moving without extremely excessive wheel spin, found traction control/advancetrac to be useless. So whats the secret 5000lbs in the trunk?, snow/ice tires? or just drive the wifes suv?

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If I drove in traffic I probably would have gotten an auto - especially now that the GT is 'shiftable'. 4 years ago I bought a different muscle car and bought an auto - with 'autostick' shifting. Pretty fun as I could wind the gears out and hear the catbacks growl. But the traffic by me isn't too bad and it's not a DD so I decided a manual was in order. I'll never be able to drive it as fast as an auto - my shifting isn't nearly as quick, but I find the driving experience so much more engaging and satisfying. We're pretty lucky that we are able to buy machines like these and that we're not stuck with the same cars as the late 70s/early 80s were 350ci engines were all sub 200 hp!

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Whats the secret to winter driving with the GT manual? I found mine to be almost completely undrivable if there was even a hint of frozen crap on the road. I tried the stock all seasons and found out my summer tires perform equally as poorly in the winter as the Pzero all seasons......I had to start in 3rd gear just to have a chance of getting moving without extremely excessive wheel spin, found traction control/advancetrac to be useless. So whats the secret 5000lbs in the trunk?, snow/ice tires? or just drive the wifes suv?
I just put on winter tires. That's pretty much it. No extra weight in the trunk. I'm able to start in 1st or 2nd without issue.

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Whats the secret to winter driving with the GT manual? I found mine to be almost completely undrivable if there was even a hint of frozen crap on the road. I tried the stock all seasons and found out my summer tires perform equally as poorly in the winter as the Pzero all seasons......I had to start in 3rd gear just to have a chance of getting moving without extremely excessive wheel spin, found traction control/advancetrac to be useless. So whats the secret 5000lbs in the trunk?, snow/ice tires? or just drive the wifes suv?
I run Michelin Ice on my 6er. Great winter tires and very reasonable cost. The Pzeros were passable my first winter (which was mild) but useless the following year

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I have a manual. I got an auto as a loaner when my car was being serviced. It felt like a completely different car. Not all autos are the same and the ones in the Mustangs are lame. Coming from the VW world with DSG the Mustangs feel like 1995.




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