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Automatic of Manual Transmission?

  • 2001-2003 Automatic Transmission

    Votes: 55 27.6%
  • 2004-2005 Automatic Transmission

    Votes: 34 17.1%
  • 2001-2003 Manual Transmission

    Votes: 61 30.7%
  • 2004-2005 Manual Transmission

    Votes: 49 24.6%
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Unfortunately I got an Auto. I would've really loved a stick, but when buying used, you can only be so picky.
 

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my very first stickshift... driving home from the dealer was awesome during a Friday rush hour on 270 & the Beltway near DC. My stickshift-driving friend in the passenger seat was kept highly entertained; she spent most of the trip either laughing her head off or screaming "CLUTCH!!" at me. Musta stalled half a dozen times.

and due to 1-2 grinding 'cuz of screwed-up synchros, they replaced the entire transmission last October at 10k, so I got a brand new clutch in place of the one I learned to drive on. woo hoo!
 

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I took the only base model 5-speed on the lot... thankfully it was pewter, the color I wanted....

over 114,000 miles on the stock clutch!
 

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XD stick. the woman dealer said "we can get you into an auto for about 1300 more" i was like "my last 2 cars were auto. i wont own another unless i have my left leg broken or amputated"
 

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Manual, bcoz I prefer to drive manuals. I have never driven an auto XD, so I'm a little biased towards the manual. Hyundai Australia's latest promotion is selling Elantra's with free auto's. But everytime I get my XD serviced at the local dealership, they always give me a manual loaner. I was offered an auto loaner once, and I said 'Now P is for park, R is for reverse, is D for DAMN FAST?' The salesman looked at me, and said 'Maybe you'd be better off with the workshop ute instead.'
 
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