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Do you have a manual or Auto?

  • Manual

    Votes: 676 61.7%
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    Votes: 383 35.0%
  • I dont know

    Votes: 36 3.3%

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everyone on this site either has a manual. or wishes they did...
Since I started driving (quite a while back now), I've had 4 manuals that I've driven regularly. I think the last one I had will be the last one I ever have. My 330i isn't a manual, and that's exactly the way I want it.

That being said, my next car will probably be a toy and I'll be needing a DSG. Still won't wish my BMW was a manual.
 

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When I was younger I said I would never drive an auto. Then I wanted a car that only came in auto and don't think I will drive a manual unless its a sports car that I don't drive everyday(think M3 not 330).

Its also worth noting that I live in the city. Also the steptronic is a great auto and maybe thats why I am content with it.
 

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ever since i got my license in 2006 when i was 16 the 2 cars Ive had, my rsx-s and now 330ci have been manual that I have driven pretty much around 340+ days of the year and sometimes in awful traffic. No matter how bad the traffic gets I never regret buying a car that requires a little extra effort because to me I enjoy driving a car with 3 pedals which is probably why I get a little irked when I hear people say they do not want stick because of traffic
 

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ever since i got my license in 2006 when i was 16 the 2 cars Ive had, my rsx-s and now 330ci have been manual that I have driven pretty much around 340+ days of the year and sometimes in awful traffic. No matter how bad the traffic gets I never regret buying a car that requires a little extra effort because to me I enjoy driving a car with 3 pedals which is probably why I get a little irked when I hear people say they do not want stick because of traffic
When I was 21 I was saying the same thing.

At 21 I can remember driving home from the gym and not being able to press the clutch, being 2hrs in dead stop traffic and still shouting I love manuals. Now It would just piss me off and I would be shouting I want an auto. things change for us all(some later than others)
 

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Every single car I owned in my life is a manual. My 330ci is a auto. I am so much happier driving an auto. I work in SF and the hills are a fucking bitch sometimes glad i have a auto now though :]
 

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Manual is the only way to go, but what I think is hilarious is I see there are 3 ways to vote. Manual, Auto, & "DONT KNOW" ??????? Really ??????? Dont know ???? How can you not know what type of tranny you have ????? WTF ?!?!?!?!?!
 

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haha...my options not up there! Right now I drive an Auto 330Ci, and it's nice! I love my car! But after I drive my dad's SMG M5 and my bros SMG M3. I'd have to say i love the SMG moar than the Auto and a manual! You get the feel of a stick, without the 3rd pedal! :thumbsup:
 

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Step. I wish I had a manual now, but they're hard to find in my area. Plus we got my car while I was still learning to drive. I had my permit two months when we got it.
 

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Auto for the older gent/ lady... Petrol head needs to control their speed using manual. Hitting the turbo at each gear for max speed

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BMW's are drivers cars, and in my opinion stick is the only way to go! Even though paddle shifters might be faster they did nothing for me while test driving a 6 series.
 

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Out of the cars I've owned, 5 have been manuals, including both BMW's. More stories on the other cars at another time :)

Dare I say my first car was a manual 1975 Ford Pinto, the notorious Ralph Nadar recall for exploding gas tank?
 

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6 speed manual. But would like an auto some time for ease, but like changing gear while I am able still have ha ha
 

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Driving a manual in LA traffic suuuucks... So I had to get an automatic when my 325 was wrecked. Bummer. Honestly I dont miss the SMG.
 

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Manual. I've only owned manuals for the past 11 years, I don't really like to drive automatics. Even when I had to drive on the 495 beltway in the DC area I preferred a manual.
 
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