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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-05 08:32 AM
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10. Manual drives wear out my knees
especially if I'm in heavy stop and go traffic. I have rather messed up knees, and you'd be surprised how tired they get in heavy traffic.

To those who said they'd never get an automatic... don't be so sure.
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  -The problem with switching from manual to auto transmission is HopeLives  Nov-01-05 07:33 AM   #0 
  - I drove an automatic for the first time in over a year about a month ago.  mutley_r_us   Nov-01-05 07:34 AM   #1 
  - My first car was a semi-automatic VW beetle, I've never owned  HopeLives   Nov-01-05 07:50 AM   #2 
  - I didn't know there was such a thing as a semi-automatic.  mutley_r_us   Nov-01-05 08:01 AM   #3 
     - You tell the car what gear to be in  billyskank   Nov-01-05 08:18 AM   #4 
        - Very interesting.  mutley_r_us   Nov-01-05 08:23 AM   #5 
        - Yes, you would  billyskank   Nov-01-05 08:28 AM   #7 
        - they call tiptronic here as well at least at the VW dealer they do  chimpsrsmarter   Nov-01-05 08:25 AM   #6 
        - Tiptronics are very cool  billyskank   Nov-01-05 08:29 AM   #8 
           - I don't know how I lived before my manual.  mutley_r_us   Nov-01-05 08:31 AM   #9 
           - I've always driven manuals  billyskank   Nov-01-05 08:33 AM   #11 
              - They put autos in everything here.  mutley_r_us   Nov-01-05 08:35 AM   #13 
           - i ended up buying a 04 accord with a 5 speed, not the most exciting car  chimpsrsmarter   Nov-01-05 08:33 AM   #12 
        - I have that in my VW Golf TDI  LostinVA   Nov-01-05 08:44 AM   #20 
        - Whether or not it listens to you depends on the car.  ContraBass Black   Nov-01-05 09:17 AM   #30 
  - Do you have a dead pedal?  ContraBass Black   Nov-01-05 09:15 AM   #29 
     - I just hunted around for nothing.  mutley_r_us   Nov-02-05 06:15 AM   #36 
  - Manual drives wear out my knees  kick-ass-bob   Nov-01-05 08:32 AM   #10 
  - I suppose in that case I'd get an automatic.  mutley_r_us   Nov-01-05 08:36 AM   #14 
  - Yep, my husband switched to an automatic because of his  HopeLives   Nov-01-05 08:40 AM   #15 
     - Cruise control--how many people actually use it?  chimpsrsmarter   Nov-01-05 08:41 AM   #16 
        - i use both all the time.  progmom   Nov-01-05 08:43 AM   #17 
        - Hi progmom!  billyskank   Nov-01-05 08:51 AM   #24 
           - hey billyskank!!  progmom   Nov-01-05 10:27 AM   #32 
              - Yes, it really is time I grew up myself  billyskank   Nov-01-05 10:33 AM   #33 
                 - ooooh - didn't mean to imply that at all  progmom   Nov-01-05 10:38 AM   #34 
                    - No no, I know you didn't  billyskank   Nov-01-05 10:39 AM   #35 
        - I use the cruise control when I make the trip to my parents.  mutley_r_us   Nov-01-05 08:43 AM   #18 
        - Never had a moonroof so I don't know if I'd use it.  HopeLives   Nov-01-05 08:43 AM   #19 
        - I use mine all the time  LostinVA   Nov-01-05 08:45 AM   #21 
        - I use cruise a good bit.  kick-ass-bob   Nov-01-05 09:07 AM   #25 
        - my husband used it when we drve to Southern california this summer  chimpsrsmarter   Nov-01-05 09:13 AM   #28 
        - I suppose I ought to learn to operate mine.  ContraBass Black   Nov-01-05 09:19 AM   #31 
        - I Use Cruise ALL The Time  ProfessorGAC   Nov-03-05 09:20 AM   #41 
  - Remembering you have to stand on the brake at stop lights  DS1   Nov-01-05 08:47 AM   #22 
  - Agreed. Plus not putting the emergency brake on. My husband  HopeLives   Nov-01-05 08:50 AM   #23 
     - you're not supposed to use the emergency brake?  kick-ass-bob   Nov-01-05 09:09 AM   #26 
        - He meant not in the driveway when it's parked. But yeah  HopeLives   Nov-01-05 09:13 AM   #27 
           - I always use it, hill or flat.  ContraBass Black   Nov-02-05 11:10 PM   #37 
  - Age, knees and horrid traffic trump sticks every day  DainBramaged   Nov-02-05 11:33 PM   #38 
  - Rocket Science  Floogeldy   Nov-02-05 11:36 PM   #39 
  - Phantom Clutch Syndrome  DrGonzoLives   Nov-03-05 09:17 AM   #40 

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