Do you prefer a tranny with a stick? Serious poll!


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    Cool Do you prefer a tranny with a stick? Serious poll!

    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to see if there's a correlation between age and the preference for a manual or auto (R/S-Tronic) tranny.

    I'll start...

    Age 46
    Auto (R-Tronic)

    Since I paid extra, I expect my tranny to do all the work.

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    Updated Tally - (Jan 12th 2016)

    Age/transmission: Manual/RT/ST

    20-30:
    Manual - 2 (sapien2, Jgold2790,
    Auto - 0 (no responses)

    30-40:
    Manual - 6 (sclegend, tarverines, WinterRunner, flsupraguy, racerex, MarcR8)
    Auto - 5 (Audislave ST, kiryu RT, jf1 ST, redfire RT, ezmaass ST)

    40-50:
    Manual - 4 (pompeyreece, wh921, Dimitri, beamon)
    Auto - 6 (HowieR8 RT, Mavster RT, Itsjohn DD, PAR8 RT, gasman mark ST, stormdk RT)

    50-60's:
    Manual - 4 (Frax, Trev450, RS4Cab, James88, low2ground)
    Auto - 1 (KfabR8 ST)

    Based on the small sampling, it would appear:

    20-40's the manual is quite popular.
    40-50's the auto is prefered.
    50's above manual is prefered.
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    Re: Do you prefer a tranny with a stick? Serious poll!

    Hi 56 and manual and would not change.

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    Re: Do you prefer a tranny with a stick? Serious poll!

    Lower 40's and a manual. I drove both, instantly fell for the manual.

    PS "tranny" here in the UK is short for "transsexual" so your thread title will have a completely different meaning to UK drivers

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    I think Howie is in the far east, so has seen every kind of Tranny

    Mid 40's and R-T here. Manuals are just so tedious.

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    Re: Do you prefer a tranny with a stick? Serious poll!

    late 30s, been paying the premium for a stick since my early 20s. anywhere from several thousands to tens of thousands.

    financially, it's worked out well over the years since value retention has been excellent (with the occasional appreciation) when it's time to pass the car on.

    i also don't use my sports cars to commute so that is a consideration.
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    Re: Do you prefer a tranny with a stick? Serious poll!

    Mid 60's and a manual here. Never owned anything other, but have driven plenty of autos, semi-autos, etc. Just not for me.
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    Re: Do you prefer a tranny with a stick? Serious poll!

    Late 30s. S-tronic. (Wife can't drive manual)

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    Re: Do you prefer a tranny with a stick? Serious poll!

    I was expecting age to be more a deciding factor in transmission choice but it seems not to be so clear cut. Let's see if the picture gets clearer as more members chime in.

    Yes, in the Far East, we have a third type of tranny that seems quite popular with the tourists. Seriously, some of them look better than the real deal.
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    55 here and I thought I would never give up my stick, only took a few days driving Huracan to change. Doubt I would ever go back to a stick now.
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    Re: Do you prefer a tranny with a stick? Serious poll!

    Quote Originally Posted by HowieR8 View Post
    Yes, in the Far East, we have a third type of tranny that seems quite popular with the tourists. Seriously, some of them look better than the real deal.
    This statement requires pictures..............
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