(Closed) What do you drive? – Manual or Automatic

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you drive?
    Manual : (88 votes)
    33 %
    Automatic : (178 votes)
    66 %
    I don't drive : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    2823 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We both drive automatics & we both prefer them! 🙂

    Post # 4
    14498 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We have both and I drive both.  I prefer a manual stick shift, especially during the winter.  I also think that I have more control over the car, even more so in the snow.

    Post # 5
    1870 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My car is manual, DH’s is automatic (but he can also drive manual). My parents wouldn’t let me get my license until I learned to drive manual. My dad always said it’s such an advantage when you know how to drive ANY car. It’s come in handy because not only do I drive manual everyday, I once drove a friend of a friend home in his manual car when he was too drunk to drive it himself. He insisted I couldn’t drive it, and I told him “watch me.” I also taught my Maid/Matron of Honor to drive manual so she could drive my car if she needed to, which she did that night while I was driving the other guy. It does give you an advantage! 

    Post # 6
    280 posts
    Helper bee

    I have an automatic and I HATE IT! I would trade it in for an manual any day.  I miss my manual. Cry

    Post # 7
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We have a manual and an automatic car.

    Darling Husband has always driven manual and I had a manual car for 7 years. When I got my new car, I chose automatic because I figured there might be a baby later on and it’s hard to get bigger cars as manuals. We 100% prefer manual, so much more fun!

    Post # 8
    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I have an automatic and I don’t know how to drive manual. DH’s 3 cars (daily driver and two collector) are all manual…I want to learn eventually!

    Post # 9
    7312 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    We both drive automatics but have owned manuals in the past. I love me a manual transmission, but it’s not practical for driving in traffic.

    Post # 10
    3357 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @DeathByDesign:  What do you drive? What does your husband/FI/SO drive? Can you drive both, or only automatic? Why do you prefer automatic over manual or vice versa?

    I drive an automatic. Darling Husband and I share the car. I can drive both (where I’m from you can only learn on a manual because the instructor provides the car). I don’t know which I really prefer, since both have pros and cons. Cons of auto: Boring. Cons of manual: sucks in traffic.

    Post # 11
    14337 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve always driven automatics cause that’s what my family has.  I did learn to drive manual, but just have no desire to own one, but in a pinch, I could manage.

    Post # 12
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Both of our cars are manuals and we prefer it that way!  He actually taught me to drive a stick, I didn’t know how until I was 25!  I had even ordered my car before I learned – no choice at that point! 

    My mom can drive anything – she’s the one who taught dad to drive stick when he bought the 914 in college, they just only had automatics when I was living at home.  Mom says she still likes a manual but it’s too much work for everyday.  🙂

    Post # 13
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We both own automatics.  I learned to drive with a manual.  Love them, but harder to find.  Also, I now live in a super hill-y area in the city so I’m glad I don’t have to worry about that.  Fiance does not know how to drive a stick.

    Post # 14
    196 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I drive an automatic, but previously only had manuals. I must say, I miss driving a manual. Driving them always makes me feel like I have a little more control over the car.

    I learned how to drive with a manual. I really do think it made me a better driver. It’s also nice to know that I’m able to drive just about anything, if the need arises.

    Post # 15
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Darling Husband taught me to drive stick. I wish I’d learned on it first! He can drive anything with wheels. Right now we have only automatics.

    Post # 16
    11273 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @DeathByDesign:  congrats on learning to drive.  i too waited until i was early 20’s to get my driver’s license.

    my first car was a manuel.

    i personally love manual vehicles.  that is what we have.  if, for whatever reason, i do drive an automatic, i feel a bit bored.

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