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Automatic Transmissions.

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The reasons i enjoy my automatic gearbox are: Therapeutic. It is quite relaxing not having to manually change gears. The leg does not become tired. If automatics are for lazy drivers then so be it. I enjoy being slack. My auto transmission provides multi tasking. :) :lol:

With one hand on steering wheel, the cd disc is inserted. Or i can change radio stations. The hand is kept on wheel so that windows can be adjusted. I set up the climate control with spare hand. Please keep in mind, that all of this is done responsibly while concentrating on road. :lol: While driving with one hand, my spare paw can manipulate the flavoured milk carton or a soft drink :)

The other limb is conveniently used to partake of a snack while driving. This could be slices of pizza, fish and chips or whatever. :peace: :shades: :popcorn: :) :lol:
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Well, I gotta say, I'm too lazy to shift, too. Althought two of the three cars in my garage are manual transmissions (the Beetle and the MGB). But I go crazy when I'm caught in slow traffic in my MGB - always feel like I"ll need a knee replacement by the time I get home.

My wife (JP's sister) is also a devoted fan of the manual transmission. Keeps telling me it's safer in winter (better traction, etc). Well, I've driven dozens of cars in my lifetime, and owned a dozen. About half manual and half auto - and the best car in winter was the '88 Horizon with auto. It's all just preference.
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