Last post on Aug 11, 2007 at 7:23 PM
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Honda Accord, Sedan
#65 of 68 Re: On no here we go again :) [yury]
Aug 10, 2007 (7:42 pm)
How many of the stick shift Accord fans here tried the same car but with auto?
I did exactly that with my 06 Accord. I couldn't believe the difference in response and quickness. The auto was terrible, IMHO.
Cheaper, quicker, better mileage, fun, engine braking, ability to coast in traffic, etc... I've said it all before. This is my second manual Accord and I have no desire for an automatic. But that's just me.
#66 of 68 Re: On no here we go again :) [tallman1]
Aug 10, 2007 (9:23 pm)
...Cheaper, quicker, better mileage, fun, engine braking, ability to coast in traffic, etc
....and now (at least for the 2008 Honda Accord Coupe 6M) a new dimension: a snappy, new, reconfigured shifter (per TOV)
..all the best, ez..
#67 of 68 Re: On no here we go again :) [tallman1]
Aug 11, 2007 (6:17 am)
did you just test drive it or drove it for a while? i find although autos are supposed to be easier to operate there's a learning curve for every model due to a difference in the body language that the tranny understands.
at first i was a bit confused, but with time I learned the tranny and it's not terrible at all of course in a demanding situations i drop it to lower gears...and it does make sense to me - automation with a way to override it.
but of course, I understand the appeal of the stick...after all I was under it's influence for a long while
Aug 11, 2007 (7:23 pm)
What tallman said.
The stick just feels worlds more responsive. Better mpg and lower cost is icing on the cake.