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  • PhoenixFlames 10 Jan 2012 14:26:53 8,781 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    You have more control over a manual car, for starters.
    To do what exactly?

    I drive an automatic 'cause I'm too cool to change gears.

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  • Khanivor 10 Jan 2012 14:27:44 39,891 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    Terrible comparison.
    True, people don't usually have to make 40-50 calls during a 30 minute commute.
  • Khanivor 10 Jan 2012 14:28:18 39,891 posts
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    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    Lukus wrote:
    You have more control over a manual car, for starters.
    To do what exactly?
    Accelerate quickly.
  • henro_ben 10 Jan 2012 14:29:10 2,192 posts
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    I've never really understood why someone would learn using an automatic, rather than manual, it just seems a bit limiting.

    If you learn on a manual car you'll be licenced to drive either in the future, regardless of which you choose to drive on a daily basis.
  • mrpon 10 Jan 2012 14:29:11 27,645 posts
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    Yeah, change gear on the red line.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • PhoenixFlames 10 Jan 2012 14:30:34 8,781 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    Lukus wrote:
    You have more control over a manual car, for starters.
    To do what exactly?
    Accelerate quickly.
    Nonsense. Slightly quicker maybe if you're good at gear changes but who cares? You're not on a race track and you can't go more than 70mph.

    I drive an automatic 'cause I'm too cool to change gears.

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  • PhoenixFlames 10 Jan 2012 14:30:59 8,781 posts
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    henro_ben wrote:
    I've never really understood why someone would learn using an automatic, rather than manual, it just seems a bit limiting.

    If you learn on a manual car you'll be licenced to drive either in the future, regardless of which you choose to drive on a daily basis.
    Because I can't do it?

    I drive an automatic 'cause I'm too cool to change gears.

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  • THFourteen 10 Jan 2012 14:31:06 31,809 posts
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    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    Tuffty wrote:
    I booked my practical test in 2 weeks time. I feel like I can do it ok, just certain manoeuvres like reversing into a parking bay aren't exactly nailed down when I want them to be. The independent driving was easier than I expected it to be as well. Really, it's a case of getting over my own apprehension if I want to pass it.
    Same with me, the instructor says I'm fine but my nerves/lack of confidence get the better of me.
    IIRC if you reverse park into a parking bay taking 50 goes, its still technically a pass on the exercise, so just keep going forwards and backwards as much as you want

    or at least until the instructor falls asleep.
  • PhoenixFlames 10 Jan 2012 14:32:48 8,781 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    Tuffty wrote:
    I booked my practical test in 2 weeks time. I feel like I can do it ok, just certain manoeuvres like reversing into a parking bay aren't exactly nailed down when I want them to be. The independent driving was easier than I expected it to be as well. Really, it's a case of getting over my own apprehension if I want to pass it.
    Same with me, the instructor says I'm fine but my nerves/lack of confidence get the better of me.
    IIRC if you reverse park into a parking bay taking 50 goes, its still technically a pass on the exercise, so just keep going forwards and backwards as much as you want

    or at least until the instructor falls asleep.
    Yes, I vaguely remember that from my lessons a couple of years back. You're not marked until you stop and apply the handbrake I think.

    I drive an automatic 'cause I'm too cool to change gears.

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  • dogbot 10 Jan 2012 14:33:25 2,272 posts
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    henro_ben wrote:
    I've never really understood why someone would learn using an automatic, rather than manual, it just seems a bit limiting.

    If you learn on a manual car you'll be licenced to drive either in the future, regardless of which you choose to drive on a daily basis.
    I'm not recommending learning on one, sorry.

    Just driving one.

    Lazy man's option.

    If I'm worried about acceleration, I'll take the R1. :)
  • Dougs 10 Jan 2012 14:34:42 64,910 posts
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    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    Lukus wrote:
    You have more control over a manual car, for starters.
    To do what exactly?
    Slow down and stop, primarily.
  • mrpon 10 Jan 2012 14:34:56 27,645 posts
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    You've got all limbs Phoenix?! I apologise if not!

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • PhoenixFlames 10 Jan 2012 14:36:07 8,781 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    Lukus wrote:
    You have more control over a manual car, for starters.
    To do what exactly?
    Slow down and stop, primarily.
    They have a break pedals on automatic cars and even gear 1/2 options when going down steep hills.

    I drive an automatic 'cause I'm too cool to change gears.

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  • Fake_Blood 10 Jan 2012 14:37:27 3,834 posts
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    Keep in mind that, if you ever get a job with a company car, it won't be an automatic.
  • PhoenixFlames 10 Jan 2012 14:38:04 8,781 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    You've got all limbs Phoenix?! I apologise if not!
    Yep, just not the coordination to do everything at the same time in order to pass the test or feel confident in any way.

    It's not instinctively human you know? Plenty of people can't do it.

    I drive an automatic 'cause I'm too cool to change gears.

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  • Lukus 10 Jan 2012 14:38:27 18,955 posts
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    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    Khanivor wrote:
    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    Lukus wrote:
    You have more control over a manual car, for starters.
    To do what exactly?
    Accelerate quickly.
    Nonsense. Slightly quicker maybe if you're good at gear changes but who cares? You're not on a race track and you can't go more than 70mph.
    Ok, icy conditions for example. You might want to stay in a higher gear than normal. I'm sorry that you're rubbish at driving. There's no need to be a little bitch about it though.

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  • mrpon 10 Jan 2012 14:39:00 27,645 posts
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    Oh shit I never realised, you're Jeremy Beadles son aren't you?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • PhoenixFlames 10 Jan 2012 14:41:17 8,781 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    Khanivor wrote:
    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    Lukus wrote:
    You have more control over a manual car, for starters.
    To do what exactly?
    Accelerate quickly.
    Nonsense. Slightly quicker maybe if you're good at gear changes but who cares? You're not on a race track and you can't go more than 70mph.
    Ok, icy conditions for example. You might want to stay in a higher gear than normal. I'm sorry that you're rubbish at driving. There's no need to be a little bitch about it though.
    No need to be a little bitch about me choosing automatic.

    **MODS** - where is that ignore button? I need to use it in this thread.

    I drive an automatic 'cause I'm too cool to change gears.

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  • shamblemonkee 10 Jan 2012 14:41:59 14,040 posts
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    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    You've got all limbs Phoenix?! I apologise if not!
    Yep, just not the coordination to do everything at the same time in order to pass the test or feel confident in any way.

    It's not instinctively human you know? Plenty of people can't do it.
    it's just a matter of practice. in time it becomes so over learned you won't even think about how to drive.

    automatic isn't awful and is of course perfectly suitable if you just want to get from a to b and have no interest in cars or enjoyment from driving.
  • PhoenixFlames 10 Jan 2012 14:43:36 8,781 posts
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    shamblemonkee wrote:
    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    You've got all limbs Phoenix?! I apologise if not!
    Yep, just not the coordination to do everything at the same time in order to pass the test or feel confident in any way.

    It's not instinctively human you know? Plenty of people can't do it.
    it's just a matter of practice. in time it becomes so over learned you won't even think about how to drive.

    automatic isn't awful and is of course perfectly suitable if you just want to get from a to b and have no interest in cars or enjoyment from driving.
    I think I will enjoy driving just fine after spending 15 years travelling on public transport. Also, trust me, I can not do manual. 40 lessons proved that.

    I drive an automatic 'cause I'm too cool to change gears.

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  • Lukus 10 Jan 2012 14:43:53 18,955 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    Lukus wrote:
    Terrible comparison.
    True, people don't usually have to make 40-50 calls during a 30 minute commute.
    Changing gear is of no consequence, it doesn't take time to do, it's not hard to do, unless you're a fucking idiot, it's completely intuitive and it doesn't require great feats of memory or organisation. Plus it has its own benefits. Not only that, it is kind of fun.

    Unlike manually entering in a phone number every single time.

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  • Lukus 10 Jan 2012 14:44:38 18,955 posts
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    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    Lukus wrote:
    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    Khanivor wrote:
    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    Lukus wrote:
    You have more control over a manual car, for starters.
    To do what exactly?
    Accelerate quickly.
    Nonsense. Slightly quicker maybe if you're good at gear changes but who cares? You're not on a race track and you can't go more than 70mph.
    Ok, icy conditions for example. You might want to stay in a higher gear than normal. I'm sorry that you're rubbish at driving. There's no need to be a little bitch about it though.
    No need to be a little bitch about me choosing automatic.

    **MODS** - where is that ignore button? I need to use it in this thread.
    Sensitive little soul aren't you.

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  • smoothpete 10 Jan 2012 14:44:42 31,017 posts
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    FWIW, I did an automatic test because I'm shit at driving.
  • Youthist 10 Jan 2012 14:46:08 9,900 posts
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    Is there going to be an award for most pointless but fascinating rage-quit at the end of 2012? I think we have our winner already.

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • PhoenixFlames 10 Jan 2012 14:46:21 8,781 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    FWIW, I did an automatic test because I'm shit at driving.
    Love you ;-)

    I drive an automatic 'cause I'm too cool to change gears.

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  • Khanivor 10 Jan 2012 14:46:30 39,891 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    Ok, icy conditions for example. You might want to stay in a higher gear than normal.
    Which you can do in an automatic.

    If you include overdrive an automatic has the same number of gear choices as a 5 speed.
  • Khanivor 10 Jan 2012 14:47:34 39,891 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    Changing gear is of no consequence, it doesn't take time to do, it's not hard to do, unless you're a fucking idiot, it's completely intuitive and it doesn't require great feats of memory or organisation. Plus it has its own benefits. Not only that, it is kind of fun.

    Unlike manually entering in a phone number every single time.
    Masterbating is kind of fun, until you find yourself doing it for the 30th time in one day ;)
  • Youthist 10 Jan 2012 14:48:02 9,900 posts
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    Yeah - Stop, go , and er, overdrive, and thingy. And the other one.

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • Mageme 10 Jan 2012 14:48:33 1,962 posts
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    I learnt on an automatic. And simply for the reasons shamblemonkee stated... not a motorhead at all, just need to get from A to B. Each to their own really.

    The missus can drive if ever a manual situation arises but even she's converted to automatic (and she's a speed/racing/road rage freak).

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  • mrpon 10 Jan 2012 14:48:41 27,645 posts
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    Anyway, we all choose automatic in the arcades! Who's with me guys?!

    Guys?

    /tumbleweed

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

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