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Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Nobody: 7:54am On Sep 11, 2016
I, for one, won't drive a manual.

First of all, driving in Lagos traffic can be a b*tch! I can't imagine driving a manual car... with the clutching, and braking, and shifting of gear. Life's too short for dislocated shoulders and muscle pulls.

Secondly, I don't know when to shift. Gear one, after 5 seconds, I move to two, and I stay there till the car starts making weird noises, then I shift to three... in that manner.

After driving a car with Automatic transmission, nothing would make me drive manual.

Which would you rather drive, and why? A car with a manual transmission, or one with automatic transmission?

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by ExpressBooking: 8:31am On Sep 11, 2016
Manual transmission rocks my boat. It is preferred by very professional drivers as it gives you total control,maneuverability and stunts you need at any given time. That's only if you know how to get what you need out of it.

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Christardor: 8:32am On Sep 11, 2016
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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Nobody: 11:03am On Sep 11, 2016
manual is so good though.. but omo, the stress in changing this and that makes automatic the best.. even though at times dangerous, i still prefer automatic..

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Nobody: 12:31pm On Sep 11, 2016
kelval:
manual is so good though.. but omo, the stress in changing this and that makes automatic the best.. even though at times dangerous, i still prefer automatic..

Dangerous? How?

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by GAZZUZZ(m): 3:55pm On Sep 11, 2016
LadyMercedes:
I, for one, won't drive a manual.

First of all, driving in Lagos traffic can be a b*tch! I can't imagine driving a manual car... with the clutching, and braking, and shifting of gear. Life's too short for dislocated shoulders and muscle pulls.

Secondly, I don't know when to shift. Gear one, after 5 seconds, I move to two, and I stay there till the car starts making weird noises, then I shift to three... in that manner.

After driving a car with Automatic transmission, nothing would make me drive manual.

Which would you rather drive, and why? A car with a manual transmission, or one with automatic transmission?

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by uboma(m): 4:14pm On Sep 11, 2016
A manual stick allows me total control of the car than automatic will.
For traveling, manual stick is my pick.

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Nobody: 4:47pm On Sep 11, 2016
GAZZUZZ:


cool tongue

Laughing at me, huh? angry
Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Nobody: 4:47pm On Sep 11, 2016
laluski:


He tinks this is the romance section grin

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Nobody: 5:02pm On Sep 11, 2016
I just hope they don't phase out manual gears, cause that day, i will totally lose interest in driving henceforth.

Am still yet to get comfortable with automatic, it feels so odd and banal.

Take for example, i am moving at gear 3, so i want to overtake a long vehicle on time, i will proceed with the 3, then switch to gear 4 for a short time , then switch back to 3 and stomp on the gas pedal enough that jolts the speed up then when the gear has revved up enough put it back to 4, voilà!

How odd will it be pulling that trick on an automatic, if possible sef?

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Nobody: 5:37pm On Sep 11, 2016
Vorpal:
I just hope they don't phase out manual gears, cause that day, i will totally lose interest in driving henceforth.

Am still yet to get comfortable with automatic, it feels so odd and banal.

Take for example, i am moving at gear 3, so i want to overtake a long vehicle on time, i will proceed with the 3, then switch to gear 4 for a short time , then switch back to 3 and stomp on the gas pedal enough that jolts the speed up then when the gear has revved up enough put it back to 4, voilà!

How odd will it be pulling that trick on an automatic, if possible sef?

You have a point there. Manual cars pick up faster. You can shift gears whenever you want. For auto, you just have to wait. No wonder racers love manual transmission.

I don't think manual cars can be phased out, per se. They're still NEW cars with manual gears, especially Sports cars.

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by uboma(m): 5:56pm On Sep 11, 2016
LadyMercedes:


You have a point there. Manual cars pick up faster. You can shift gears whenever you want. For auto, you just have to wait. No wonder racers love manual transmission.

I don't think manual cars can be phased out, per se. They're still NEW cars with manual gears, especially Sports cars.


You are right.

All cars used for sports racing have manual sticks.

There is no way car manufacturers will phase out cars with manual sticks.

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Nobody: 6:23pm On Sep 11, 2016
uboma:



You are right.

All cars used for sports racing have manual sticks.

There is no way car manufacturers will phase out cars with manual sticks.

True for sport cars but everyday normal cars? Don't be too sure. Today smartphone have no key pads anymore, now there are talking about personal assistant in phones, voice recognition to unlock, face recognition, speak to type messages, things that are increasingly giving you minimal reasons to touch your phones.

I think there are even cars that can drive themselves of sort.

So mate, never say never, in a world that is bent on going digital.

Aren't there wireless earpods now?


@Ladymercedes, your eyes scare me. They have got to be lenses right? lipsrsealed

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by iyisco2001(m): 6:39pm On Sep 11, 2016
Manual on the highway, but for this Lagos, you'll end up working out with your legs and hand.

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Nobody: 6:45pm On Sep 11, 2016
Vorpal:


True for sport cars but everyday normal cars? Don't be too sure. Today smartphone have no key pads anymore, now there are talking about personal assistant in phones, voice recognition to unlock, face recognition, speak to type messages, things that are increasingly giving you minimal reasons to touch your phones.

I think there are even cars that can drive themselves of sort.

So mate, never say never, in a world that is bent on going digital.

Aren't there wireless earpods now?


@Ladymercedes, your eyes scare me. They have got to be lenses right? lipsrsealed

Yeah, medicated lenses. grin Don't be scared smiley

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Nobody: 6:48pm On Sep 11, 2016
LadyMercedes:
Yeah, medicated lenses. grin Don't be scared smiley
Okaysmiley Fan of Tupac?
Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Nobody: 6:54pm On Sep 11, 2016
Vorpal:

Okaysmiley Fan of Tupac?

Not really smiley

"Still I Rise"? No, not from him.
Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Nobody: 6:59pm On Sep 11, 2016
iyisco2001:
Manual on the highway, but for this Lagos, you'll end up working out with your legs and hand.

Which is exactly what I hate! It's too stressful.

Some years back, my dad had a problem with his left knee. He was advised (by doctors), and warned (by his wife) to stop using his manual car, and use the auto instead. The guy no hear word.

I guess there's just something about it that people love.

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Rencent(m): 7:06pm On Sep 11, 2016
LadyMercedes:


Hi...

But why?
Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Nobody: 7:06pm On Sep 11, 2016
LadyMercedes:

Not really smiley
"Still I Rise"? No, not from him.
Yea.... Okay.
Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by uboma(m): 7:19pm On Sep 11, 2016
Vorpal:


True for sport cars but everyday normal cars? Don't be too sure. Today smartphone have no key pads anymore, now there are talking about personal assistant in phones, voice recognition to unlock, face recognition, speak to type messages, things that are increasingly giving you minimal reasons to touch your phones.

I think there are even cars that can drive themselves of sort.

So mate, never say never, in a world that is bent on going digital.

Aren't there wireless earpods now?


@Ladymercedes, your eyes scare me. They have got to be lenses right? lipsrsealed



Your points are duly noted but my stand still remains,

cars with manual sticks cannot and will not be phased out. This is because no car manufacturer will want to loose any segment of it's market share.....

Like me, there are so many die-hard manual stick lovers. There will always be cars with manual sticks irrespective of the advances achieved technologically wise.

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Nobody: 7:28pm On Sep 11, 2016
uboma:




Your points are duly noted but my stand still remains,

cars with manual sticks cannot and will not be phased out. This is because no car manufacturer will want to loose any segment of it's market share.....


Like me, there are so many die-hard manual stick lovers. There will always be cars with manual sticks irrespective of the advances achieved technologically wise.

I hope so too, at least not in my lifetime.
Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by nurey(m): 10:21pm On Sep 11, 2016
Those of you beating chest on top manual just drive from Ajah to ikorodu in the evening for a month and come back to me and let's know how far.

As much as I love manual before even buying a car there are certain factors I must look at. I can't drive manual in traffic for too long it gives me "paja paja" if you don't know the meaning ask baba tawa the taxi driver

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Most of you saying manual is the bomb I can see that you have never sat at the wheels talk less of owning a car. Driving manual in traffic regularly messes with the joint in the left leg, it's exercise right but in traffic it isn't, stop misleading people always say the truth. I have driven both transmission over along period and I know manual will outclass auto In highway driving. But in Lagos traffic please am begging you it's suicide using manual.

Those of you saying you can use manual just like my mum told my daddy when he was also too hard headed to leave manual, "aboh lon fi Ara si"

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by veekid(m): 6:17am On Sep 12, 2016
Auto yaff taken over already

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by 3KINGZ18: 6:17am On Sep 12, 2016
If u really want to get d real driving experience i did prefer manual

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Yinkatolu: 6:18am On Sep 12, 2016
nurey:
Those of you beating chest on top manual just drive from Ajah to ikorodu in the evening for a month and come back to me and let's know how far.

As much as I love manual before even buying a car there are certain factors I must look at. I can't drive manual in traffic for too long it gives me "paja paja" if you don't know the meaning ask baba tawa the taxi driver
Auto also give paja paja

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Arijude(m): 6:19am On Sep 12, 2016
ExpressBooking:
Manual transmission rocks my boat. It is preferred by very professional drivers as it gives you total control,maneuverability and stunts you need at any given time. That's only if you know how to get what you need out of it.
Yea, I agree with you. Manual is the best and for the seniors, automatic is for kids.

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Emeskhalifa(m): 6:25am On Sep 12, 2016
Nigerians like to suffer.... why wud I need manual and the stress of havin to be changing it every now and then wen auto will do errthing i want without stressn myself

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Re: Which Do You Prefer - Manual Or Automatic Transmission? by Arewa12: 6:26am On Sep 12, 2016
I prefer manual #ManualAlltheway. Manual gives you wat u want... But automatic I don't like @ all... Imagine driving Volkwagen Sharon on that Abuja 7 lane... Gezzzzz... Omo kia Driving at 160 km.... Vooommm......

Tho speed kills... But that road dey always sweet..... Kia

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