[DML] Re: Automatic vs. Stick
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[DML] Re: Automatic vs. Stick

Thanks for the reply.  Seems like most prefer the manuals,

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "bluemax86" <massimot@xxxx> wrote:
> As much as I still like manuals for sports cars, I have to agree 
> that it is a dying breed. I too believe that in the near future 
> the "stick shift" will be obsolete. The next best thing will be 
> manumatics (paddle shift). Even Formula 1 cars have gone to auto 
> gear boxes.
> But still in a DeLorean I prefer the 5 speed.
> Max
> 4819
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@xxxx> 
> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > If you look at the power curves you will see that the turbos 
> up
> > much closer with an automatic. An automatic can "shift-on-the-
> as
> > opposed to a manual which must be in one gear or another, not 
> an
> > automatic which can be in 2 gears at once slipping between. The 
> > automatics with 5 or 6 gears match up ratios a lot better than 
> > older 3 speeds. More and more heavy trucks have automatics to 
> reduce
> > driver fatigue, maintainence, and improve economy. Fork trucks 
> all
> > going automatic for ruggedness and reliability. With engine 
> management
> > systems also controling the shifting of the transmission you see 
> the
> > computer-controled powertrain. The manual transmission is going 
> > soon be relegated to the few sport type-racing type cars for the 
> few
> > die-hards that still know how to step on a clutch. Because of
> > emissions it will probably be regulated to a very small amount of
> > production vehicles. A down-shifting manual is very dirty, 
> emissions
> > speaking. One of the hottest set ups is the Tiptronic in high 
> cars
> > like Audi and BMW.
> > David Teitelbaum
> > vin 10757
> >

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