what we all drive??

Just had a heated discussion with my best mate over our cars!!
she has an automatic and swears they are better - I'm converted from riding motorbikes (no I'm NOT a biker dyke), to driving a car (necessity from having 2 rug rats!!). But my car is a manual (2.5 V6 GSI).
SO which is best - manual, or automatic?
 

RoofRat

War Hero
Depends on how good a driver you are IMHO. Using a manual gear box, I think you have to be more aware of other road users.
I drive a manual, but if my Sedona had automatic, I'd be happy with that too.
RoofRat
 

sweeney

Lantern Swinger
It depends comrade...

1) a transmission is a tricky beast. Women being crackers and having all the co-ordination of a penguin on crack cocaine, will in fact shag the transmission of any motor vehicle if allowed to tamper with it via the gear stick. "I need to go backwards to try and park in this spot thats big enough for an oil tanker. I know lets try 4th"!

2) if you are a woman go for an automatic. If gives you more opportunity to spend time fiddling with the radio whilst trying to load your Take That CD, or maybe (and here is a thing) to use the f**king indicators once in a while. Christ on a bike, car manufacturers don't put lights on to make vehicles look pretty.

That just about covers it for me Brazen. :wink:
 

slim

War Hero
If Brazen has spent a considerable time riding motorcycles I would put her level of road craft at a fairly high level. Anyone who rides motorcycles as well as driving cars has a far better concept of road awareness than someone who has been tied to four wheels.
 
slim said:
If Brazen has spent a considerable time riding motorcycles I would put her level of road craft at a fairly high level. Anyone who rides motorcycles as well as driving cars has a far better concept of road awareness than someone who has been tied to four wheels.

thanks Slim - used to own a suzuki GSXR 600,; scared the beegeebers out of my driving instuctor - but yes it stood me in good stead - my only problem was roundabouts! still thought i was on a bike and used to be very "chancey"!
 

Karma

War Hero
Well I ride as well as drive, I prefer manual because I think it gives me more control and a bit more fuel efficiency.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
slim said:
If Brazen has spent a considerable time riding motorcycles I would put her level of road craft at a fairly high level. Anyone who rides motorcycles as well as driving cars has a far better concept of road awareness than someone who has been tied to four wheels.

Totally agree - I was a car driver for years and improved my road awareness through simple mistakes, but since I began riding bikes (not in the biblical sense!) my awareness has improved considerably.

At the moment I drive a Renault Clio, ride a Ducati Monster S4 and steer 18,500 tonnes of hot, grey LPD!!

:lol:
 
I have been driving auto for yeard, much better than manual. I went back to manual for a while a couple of years ago (not through choice) and being in traffic jams was hell. Why change gear when you don't have to?
Now happy with my SAAB 93 Auto (sadly 6000 miles away in GUZZ).
 

sweeney

Lantern Swinger
put a poll up. Thats what they are for. See what comes out on top. Don't forget the option of "nothing, women should be made to stay indoors".
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
brazenhussy said:
Speaking from both points of view, i'd like to think my road awareness is quite good, although hubby says i do drive like i ride a bike!

Hubby says you're a bike? Ohh... just re-read your post... :twisted: :wink:
 
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