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BaDukaDunk
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BaDukaDunk May 25, 12:20am - #184577 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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Manual or Auto?

When it comes to transmission i am lost...what does everyone else prefer, manual or auto? PLus i don't know how to drive manual...how hard is it to learn? Does it take a while?
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CeLlYgT04
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CeLlYgT04 May 25, 12:20am - #184578 

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This shouldn't even be a question eek
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MptGlw69 May 25, 12:23am - #184579 
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People say it's pretty easy to learn manual, a few days to a week or so. Me, I don't care about Performance or anything and I like to just drive and not be bothered with shifting. So I'm one of the very few who say AUTO. grin
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Deseck
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Deseck May 25, 12:24am - #184580 

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San Antonio, TX
Manual = more fun, faster car

Auto = less work needed.

I got an auto just b/c Im constantly changin cd's, have my phone ringin, an dont really want to go that fast.

There are some days I wish I had a manual tho. frown But I still love my auto. grin

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spaztikid May 25, 12:24am - #184581 
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manual... auto is boring to drive and you dont have as much controll over the car
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CeLlYgT04
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CeLlYgT04 May 25, 12:28am - #184582 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
manual... auto is boring to drive and you dont have as much controll over the car


Exactly my thoughts
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GTQuentin
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GTQuentin May 25, 12:40am - #184583 

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Auto < Stick

I learned on auto and made the swicth. Now I cant stand auto. Shifting is so much fun, problaly funner in a GTS. Only Con: Its impoosible for me to talk on cel while in traffic only on open ways.
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CeLlYgT04
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CeLlYgT04 May 25, 12:51am - #184584 

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Originally Posted by GTQuentin
Auto < Stick

I learned on auto and made the swicth. Now I cant stand auto. Shifting is so much fun, problaly funner in a GTS. Only Con: Its impoosible for me to talk on cel while in traffic only on open ways.


Must not be too skilled tongue
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NorwayGT May 25, 12:53am - #184585 

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most people with auto celica's say that they regret geting auto over manual. i have manual and i would kick my own ass if got an auto

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VSGTS14
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VSGTS14 May 25, 1:36am - #184586 

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auto's are boring as hell, i hate driving if i had an auto..

learn to drive manual and you're going to be happy. it's not hard.

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psychomunkie May 25, 1:39am - #184587 

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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
most people with auto celica's say that they regret geting auto over manual. i have manual and i would kick my own ass if got an auto


Agreed. I have an auto.. and drive with my hand on the center console. Ive never had an Manual, but I want one like you wouldnt believe.. (Once I get my car in my name, if I find an '03 or '04 GTS 6spd in Yellow I'll probably trade)
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LoFlyer
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LoFlyer May 25, 2:37am - #184588 

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2004 Toyota Celica

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Covington,GA
What are your plans for your car? If you just want to look cool and cruise then go with a automatic. If you want to head for the mountains and play with the curves then go with a manual. If you spend a lot of time in traffic and dislike the constant shifting of an manual then go ith an automatic. If you are buying an automatic I wouldn't get a GTS. Half the fun of the GTS is winding it out to 8000 and making the shift... My wife wanted me to get an automatic and I told her I would not buy the vehicle without a manual trans. It would be a waste of car to put an automatic in it. She would just have to learn to drive a stick. She ain't happy about it, but she doesn't want to learn a stick...(and I really don't won't to teach her in my brand new Celica...)
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gtscelica05 May 25, 2:42am - #184589 
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i like manual better, becuz ur actually doing something when you drive. Auto's are just boring!

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VSGTS14
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VSGTS14 May 25, 2:48am - #184590 

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never will i ever drive an auto..even when i'm like 399 years old.

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Peterkwon87
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Peterkwon87 May 25, 3:08am - #184591 

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manual= less gas

and right now with teh gas prices...
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darksidecelica
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darksidecelica May 25, 3:09am - #184592 

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manual tranny kid!
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Mad_Game
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Mad_Game May 25, 3:13am - #184593 
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
most people with auto celica's say that they regret geting auto over manual. i have manual and i would kick my own ass if got an auto
shit... you might as well spell it out
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RevMonster
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RevMonster May 25, 3:14am - #184594 

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Hey I forget, what does Jameson think about this topic? He likes auto better, right? rofl

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scratchedbad
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scratchedbad May 25, 3:23am - #184595 
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Gotta go witht the manual bud, way funner, and it's not hard to learn. The auto just puts me to sleep litirally (feel asleep going 50 with my whole family in the car) but the manual is a lot more fun to drive, and you get better cordination out of it aswell. Along with hella cool shif knobs tongue thumbsup crazy lollol thatsfunny
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Mad_Game May 25, 3:24am - #184596 
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auto is boring, manual is fun
auto is slow, manual is fast

you can do more things in an auto
in a manual you cant

the choice is yours.. but i recommend manual by far
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SpeedDemonGT May 25, 3:36am - #184597 

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wave I got my car manual,I did not know how to drive it, learned in a week 15 min a day.Easy and FUN thumbsup

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tru_Asiatik_Pride May 25, 3:40am - #184598 

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consensus here would be manual but if you want to read the pros and cons go here https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869777157_0_collapsed_5__1.html
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OzzyZR May 25, 4:00am - #184599 

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manual all the way for me thumbsup thumbsup

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Traviesa86 May 25, 4:30am - #184600 

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manual...learn to drive it!!

my car is gonna be manual...but i hafta learn it first grin

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l2pdrums May 25, 5:05am - #184601 

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Manual is more fun

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Erick May 25, 5:58am - #184602 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
never will i ever drive an auto..even when i'm like 399 years old.


which reminds me... of this thread I put up
early 40's grandmom driving a celica
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1870008355_0_collapsed_5__1.html#1870008355

and heck she races it too.. she said she'll never drive an auto.. she drove stick since she was 15..

i regret gettin my auto.. and stick your more in control... auto is nice if you don't want to mess with anything else in your car and just hit gas and brake.. but if you really want to love your car.. i say stick thumbsup

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celly May 25, 4:33pm - #184603 

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If you are getting a car like the Celica, get a manual.
Automatics are for the family mini van. grin

I learned how to drive stick on my Celica, it didn't take me too long. So trust me...if I can do it, anybody can.

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GTQuentin
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GTQuentin May 26, 12:38am - #184604 

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Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Originally Posted by GTQuentin
Auto < Stick

I learned on auto and made the swicth. Now I cant stand auto. Shifting is so much fun, problaly funner in a GTS. Only Con: Its impoosible for me to talk on cel while in traffic only on open ways.


Must not be too skilled tongue


I was in the car w/my friends integra. While he was driving stick. Damn near hit 3 cars. While in traffic. I had to keep yelling at him bout it. Luckly my new cell phone has speaker phone. So i can kinda talk. For me its hard to hold phone, turn wheel, and shift at the same time. I guess overtime I'll get use to it.
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VSGTS14 May 26, 12:48am - #184605 

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don't talk with your cell phone and you're fine or put the phone down when you go to shift or hands free.

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CeLlYgT04 May 26, 1:11am - #184606 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
never will i ever drive an auto..even when i'm like 399 years old.


Billy, you'll start driving autos when you're 400, trust me.
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grcelica May 26, 1:19am - #184607 

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I've had 39 vehicles in my life, and 2 have been autos: a truck and my Celica frown. I love my Celica but wish it was a stick. But the price was right on mine, auto was the only negative in my mind. Learn to drive a stick!!
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Krayze May 26, 10:22pm - #184608 

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i love how people say don't get a manual because youc an't talk on a phone.

WHY ARE YOU TALKING WHILE DRIVING!

i say get teh 6 spd its way fun and a blast to drive.

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manual... thumbsup
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eric_h May 27, 6:27am - #184610 

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i learned in my celica and im still a lad, its not hard but not the best car to learn in. also if you know what your doing you can maneuver the phone while driving use your right hand to shift and turn and phone in left if you need to turn just keep it in gear or upshift to prepare for it EASY AS THAT

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ragingpaseo May 27, 4:53pm - #184611 
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manual owns...
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Celica2k May 27, 4:58pm - #184612 

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manual all the way. learned how to drive mine in about a week or less. you're more in control with a manual also. thumbsup
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Heat May 27, 5:18pm - #184613 
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Manual OWNS!!! Its not hard to do stuff while you're driving either.

It doesn't take long to learn. thumbsup

And the GTS is soo fun to drive stick in. Wheeeee wave

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morris May 28, 7:59am - #184614 
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Auto :
Relax ...(?) ohboybs
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Manual :
Adrenaline thumbsup
Performance thumbsup
Control thumbsup thumbsup
FUN thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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Duy May 28, 8:14am - #184615 
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I have an Auto, sometimes I regret having it, when I feel like "letting loose and having some fun" but most of the time I enjoy having it =) Most of the time I like to relax when I drive, and there's nothing like "cruising" with an auto =)

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SPec_ceLICA May 28, 9:33pm - #184616 

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Originally Posted by GTQuentin
Auto < Stick

I learned on auto and made the swicth. Now I cant stand auto. Shifting is so much fun, problaly funner in a GTS. Only Con: Its impoosible for me to talk on cel while in traffic only on open ways.


GET A SMALL EARPEICE FOR YOUR PHONE..MAKES THE WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. thumbsup
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jska
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jska May 28, 9:49pm - #184617 

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manual! i had to learn on my car and it sucked at first, but i love it now..and driving in traffic isn't as bad as people say it is! grin
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Veilside May 28, 11:02pm - #184618 
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why does everyone learn it auto first and then go to manual? confused

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sincere2883 May 29, 3:16am - #184619 
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manual is the best i had both a automatic celica and the manual now and i love the manual more faster grin and i learned how to drive in a day, now i been driving for about a year

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NorwayGT May 29, 3:19am - #184620 

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Originally Posted by Veilside
why does everyone learn it auto first and then go to manual? confused

because its easier to learn to drive on streets (very first times driving ever) in an auto, and not have to deal with shifting when you first learn

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Markus May 29, 11:52am - #184621 

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Manual

And it's not that hard to drive manual and talk on the phone. I do it all the time without any problems.
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morris May 30, 10:19am - #184622 
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Originally Posted by Veilside
why does everyone learn it auto first and then go to manual? confused


I learned manual. I got my celica in feb/04 (AT)... I'm kind of regret... this is my first AT (and the last one wtf )... it's comfortable and relaxing... but definetely manual is 200% better!!!
happywink Hopefully I'll get a MT before this year ends.
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jyboygenius May 30, 10:41am - #184623 
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I learned to drive with an Auto, then got my Celica in Manual. People complain about the Celica having a difficult to use manual transmission...they are pansies. It's really not that hard, and once you're used to it, it's second nature.

Six gears as opposed to four in the automatic.

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hephaestus May 30, 3:00pm - #184624 
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I always like these topics, manual or auto. I especially like how people try to give reasons why they bought an auto. Not only an auto, but an auto Celica. Comfort, cruising, relaxing, Blah Blah Blah...Automatics should be banned. Car companies should stop producing them now! I'm going to start a BAN THE AUTOMATIC club. I believe the people who drive autos think people who drive stick are some crazy, bumbling, sweet in traffic, which gear am I in, oh no starting on a hill people. For me driving a manual is as easy as an automatic if not easier. The advantages of a manual are far greater than those of an automatic, which don't have any, especially in a little 4 banger.
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jyboygenius May 31, 12:16am - #184625 
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Originally Posted by hephaestus
I always like these topics, manual or auto. I especially like how people try to give reasons why they bought an auto. Not only an auto, but an auto Celica. Comfort, cruising, relaxing, Blah Blah Blah...Automatics should be banned. Car companies should stop producing them now! I'm going to start a BAN THE AUTOMATIC club. I believe the people who drive autos think people who drive stick are some crazy, bumbling, sweet in traffic, which gear am I in, oh no starting on a hill people. For me driving a manual is as easy as an automatic if not easier. The advantages of a manual are far greater than those of an automatic, which don't have any, especially in a little 4 banger.


I'd join your club.
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Krayze May 31, 1:06am - #184626 

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^^^n count me in

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