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GC SRT - Do you miss the manual trans?

Hey gang,

I've owned a lot of cars over the years, mostly in the performance category with the exception of my current Wrangler JKU. All of them have had manual transmissions and I love it. The last automatic I had was back in high school and I haven't missed the auto trans at all.

I really really like the '14+ SRT's and was wondering if any of you guys/gals regretted getting one because of the auto-only trans. To me, the trans is the only drawback to getting a GC SRT, I love just about everything else about it.

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GC SRT8 - Do you miss the manual trans?

My JKU is manual so when I have a desire to shift, I drive that. Otherwise, all the SRT has to offer (power, sound, handling and looks!) will more than make up for it and put a smile on your face.


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GC SRT8 - Do you miss the manual trans?

My SRT is not my daily driver so I'd love a manual transmission in it. If it was my dd I'd have to stick with an auto.

I drove a Chevy SS manual trans. and it was a blast! I felt more in control than with the stupid flappy paddles on the steering wheel.


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

Are any comparable SUVs offered with a manual transmission?
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Re: GC SRT8 - Do you miss the manual trans?

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Are any comparable SUVs offered with a manual transmission?
The last comparable that I could think of would be the Cayenne GTS with 6spd manual. Example can be seen here: Jake's Motorcars | Pre-owned Dealer | San Diego, California
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Re: GC SRT - Do you miss the manual trans?

It is my daily driver and I do sit in traffic. As good as the 8 speed is (and it really is) I would pay a significant premium for a manual. A dual clutch auto would be moderately distant second choice.


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

The SRT is actually the first automatic car I've ever owned (previous cars were a handful of mustangs, BMW 330i and most recently an M3). So far, 95% of the time I don't miss the manual; on a sunny day when I'm just out for a cruise, I'd rather have the manual but in most other situations the auto fits my needs. No regrets for me, in the future I'll get a weekend car that's manual and have the best of both worlds.


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

I miss manual also.. I've just decided to build a is300 2jzgte.. So that will make up for it.. Lol
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Re: GC SRT8 - Do you miss the manual trans?

What the heavens would anyone in their right mind want a manual transmission for in place of state of the art 8 speed auto ? they dont do anything better except wear out your left leg and shift gears slower ??
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Re: GC SRT - Do you miss the manual trans?

Factually, more control of the vehicle and more involvement in the art of driving. I could maybe see your point vs. a dual clutch but not vs. a conventional automatic.

That said, I don't think there's a way to explain it that would make sense to a non-believer. You either are or aren't manual appreciative.


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Factually, more control of the vehicle and more involvement in the art of driving. I could maybe see your point vs. a dual clutch but not vs. a conventional automatic.

That said, I don't think there's a way to explain it that would make sense to a non-believer. You either are or aren't manual appreciative.

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More control doesn't mean better necessarily. More involved doesnt mean better. Otherwise you will tell me you don't want that horrible power steering. Or power windows. I guess I'm just auto appreciative. You do get that extra 1 MPG with a manual.
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Re: GC SRT8 - Do you miss the manual trans?

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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