I agree, what I like most about the manual is the cornering control.jiobao said:I wanted the 5-speed but my wife wanted to drive it and the ordeal of teaching her to drive stick in the Saturn was so horrific that I was not willing to risk the Mustang. So I got the auto - I am very pleased with it - it's smooth and quick.
But there are still things I miss about stick, the cornering control - and damn, when I am on mountain roads my left foot just keeps going for the clutch - the manual certainly offers more control without getting on the brakes all the time.
Speed-wise. A guy near my office has the twin of my GT except his is stick. We took off one day and were bumper to bumper all the way up to 65 - then we called it. I am pretty sure much above that he would have pulled away from me. But for the most part there won't be much if any difference between the two - unless you get a really good driver on the stick.
I also miss a manual when I am anywhere above 60 and want to jump - nothing to downshift to. :winks
But all-in-all I am pleasantly surprised with the auto and when I am coasting from light to light in the lovely So Cal gridlock, I am glad I have it.
Ironically, my wife has only driven the car ONCE since I got it in October. :doh:
But, she did let me buy it. :happyhapp
Hi guys, I wanna jump in here and ask about the "corning control" you two just mentioned. Can you give me the idea of what that means? I think I know (because I have had a few stick cars) but let me know what you mean please.pcfrisch said:I agree, what I like most about the manual is the cornering control.
Gig4Fun said:Hi guys, I wanna jump in here and ask about the "corning control" you two just mentioned. Can you give me the idea of what that means? I think I know (because I have had a few stick cars) but let me know what you mean please.
Say What???Gig4Fun said:Stick: more Horsepower & Torque to the ground.
check the RWH/RWT of a stick vis-a-vis the Auto
Drive train loss is always a factor. Have you seen the posted butt dyno numbers. Take a look at everyone who has the numbers. There are several on this site to read.ixtlan said:Say What???
Same buddy same RWHP and RWT at 1:1
That is determined by the engine.
As for in between 1st and 4th you better learn a bit about autos.
And then lets talk torque.