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Re: Automatics bashing thread
In a message dated 8/20/98 10:30:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Hi List,
> As to the "automatics cause traffic jams"
> argument, do you know how many people over here engage 1st already after
> the green light has been on for a second or two? Now, _that's_ pi**ing off!
> Aleksander Mierzwa
> Warsaw, Poland
True, and I really wanted a stick v8 when I bought mine 4 years ago, but there
was no way I could afford one. My v8q auto does quite nicely, though. Beat
out most everyone here in Detroit even from a standstill, and haven't done too
badly at the track either. Not to say that I wouldn't prefer to have a
stick:-) This is my first automatic since 1981 and my personal prefernce
would be only to have a stick, but thankfully, the way some people drive,
there are automatics.
When I went to driving school as a kid in the late 70's, they didn't even have
a stick shift equiped car. I had to learn by driving my uncle's Opel in
Germany. I wonder how many Americans would need to go through drivers
training and pass if they had to know how to drive stick shifts...
'90 v8q slushbox 202,500 miles
'85 4kq 5-speed 13?,000 miles