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Old 05-09-2016, 05:03 PM
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Re: GC SRT - Do you miss the manual trans?

If my 46' cj2a had an automatic it would be boring as hell to drive. Might as well have a golf cart. However, I don't commute in it or tow much with it. My 13 year old son loves to drive it around our property as well. Low range 4wd makes for an awesome vehicle to learn on as you have to try very hard to stall it. I also have an early 90's mustang that originally can with an automatic, but I swapped it out for a tremec 3550 5 speed when the overdrive went out. The manual transmission sure improved the driving experience. I realize that modern automatics have become amazingly efficient and smooth shifting, but some times I really do miss being more engaged with driving a vehicle. The paddle shifters just don't fill the gap for me. That's my opinion.


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Old 05-09-2016, 06:18 PM
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Re: GC SRT8 - Do you miss the manual trans?

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More control? How ? An auto does the same thing, but at a much quicker smoother pace, just use the paddles ...I have had dozens of manual cars including a 911 turbo and Ferrari 360 . I think you either move on with technology or you stay stuck in the past ! Lol . Like the paper book brigade v the kindle adopters ��
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  • Your automatic never downshifted when you didn't want it to? Is always in the gear you want?
  • Paddle shifting a conventional automatic is satisfying? Really?
If you wanted to move on with technology you'd be better off driving a Telsa, not a large displacement pushrod V8 installed in a 5,100lbs. SUV.

As you said, to each his own.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:16 PM
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Re: GC SRT8 - Do you miss the manual trans?

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  • Your automatic never downshifted when you didn't want it to? Is always in the gear you want?
  • Paddle shifting a conventional automatic is satisfying? Really?
If you wanted to move on with technology you'd be better off driving a Telsa, not a large displacement pushrod V8 installed in a 5,100lbs. SUV.
....filled to shit with electronics, pretty sure the Jeep SRT ain't a model T. If you think you are in control of your jeep, think again!!!

maybe cranking your car to start it is better thank a push button but id prefer the button.

I can make whatever gear i want last forever with my auto trans
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Re: GC SRT8 - Do you miss the manual trans?

The only thing I miss is being able to free rev at a moments notice. The 8 speed auto with paddle shifters is so much better than my T56 6 speed Cobra.
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Re: GC SRT8 - Do you miss the manual trans?

I've mentioned this to my wife several times since I bought my '14 SRT about 10 months ago - I really miss having a stick shift. Not all the time mind you, but definitely at least some of the time.

When I'm commuting home in traffic from work, no way. My left foot appreciates the automatic after a long ride home.

But casual drives on country roads, man I miss it.

This is the first automatic I have ever owned. The transmission is amazing, but there's something so great about reving it up and popping the clutch and skidding around turns that you just don't get with automatics.

And the paddle shifters??? Sure they are nice but no way are they a substitute for three pedals and a stick.

When I retire and don't have to go to work every day, I have a feeling I'll be moving back to a stick - that is if they are still actually producing them in ten years...
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Re: GC SRT8 - Do you miss the manual trans?

You better buy one now and put it In a shed as they wont be making them in 10'years time ��
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Re: GC SRT8 - Do you miss the manual trans?

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You better buy one now and put it In a shed as they wont be making them in 10'years time ��
Sad but true

Just read an article that said 96% of new cars are sold with automatic transmission now
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Just read an article that said 96% of new cars are sold with automatic transmission now

That is very sad. I just learned the other day that my dealer service writer can't even drive a manual. Now that's sad.


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That is very sad. I just learned the other day that my dealer service writer can't even drive a manual. Now that's sad.

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Apparently lots of people can't and even more won't every day that passes. If your family doesn't own a manual transmission vehicle how would you learn?
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Apparently lots of people can't and even more won't every day that passes. If your family doesn't own a manual transmission vehicle how would you learn?

I just found it odd that someone who deals with vehicles everyday can't drive a standard transmission. There's got to be a beater over at used cars he could learn one.


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Re: GC SRT8 - Do you miss the manual trans?

IMHO don't bother with a manual unless you go mid 90s performance car or earlier. My 97 SS Camaro has an actual cable that operates the throttle and no stability or torque management or traction control. PURE. They are cheap, easy to fix and a blast to drive. I think a mid 90s viper goes for upper 20s now.
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