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    Thread: POLL: Does your Aveo have an automatic or manual transmission?

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      Always had a manual. I really want to drive a car. And not just speed up and slow down (simply said). 5-gears are a bit less in this Aveo, I notice that the car would be happier with a 6th gear.



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      I have an automatic. I learned on a manual but I hyper focus on traffic and other people so much that having the added work of a stick just isn't something I'm comfortable with. Also I do a lot to city driving and being stuck in traffic with a stick sucks. LOL!

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      Yup. Hardcore stop & go can be a pain.

      Some cars have very light clutch pedals (a new Mitsubishi mirage that I tried is the lightest I've ever used -- it was hilariously easy to use), others have heavier pedals that make it a chore.

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      Manual. I'm from the U.K. and auto isn't the popular choice it is here in the U.S. I hate that it's hard to find anything truly manual any more. Hubby's cars have all been auto so when they stop making manuals altogether I'll at least know not to left foot brake!

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      I guess for the US it's logical because of the traffic on one side and long roads with nothing on the other.

      I am focused on the road as well (as everyone should o'course). But I like to have something to do under driving. It's only a fraction of the whole drive towards work / parents / friends / events / holiday / etc.

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      Manual has my preference, but if I had to commute in traffic, I would definitely prefer auto.
      I remember my first time driving an automatic, almost slammed my teeth into the dash using my left foot, oops.

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      Manual. I also have a stock mx83 Cressida which is automatic and I may keep it that way. I prefer manual now but I bought it because manuals are supposed to get 5mpg more than automatic. I like them a lot now though for the utility and simplicity of them especially how stripped down the aveo is compared to cressida.

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      When I learned to drive, I alternated between my mom's Chrysler Lebaron with an auto and my dad's Jeep CJ-5 with a three-speed manual so that I would know how to operate both. My first (1979 Ford Mustang, not as glamorous as it sounds) and third (1973 Super Beetle) cars were four-speed sticks, then I had a twenty year span from 1997 to when I got my Aveo (10/19/2017) where all my cars were autos. It wasn't something I planned, but because that was what was available when I needed a car. It took a couple days for muscle memory to kick in, but I'm getting the feel for the manual back again.
      Nickelbawker, funny you should mention the Cressida. I had a 1983 model from 1997 to 2000. Most luxurious car I ever owned, and sometimes I miss it even now
      Last edited by cdrematt; 10-23-2017 at 05:23 AM.

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      How did it cost to swap it? Because I'm thinking about swapping it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by I554C View Post
      How did it cost to swap it? Because I'm thinking about swapping it.
      With an inexpensive car like the Aveo, doing an auto/manual swap isn't really worth the time/cost/effort. Better to just sell what you have and buy what you want.





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