Last post on Nov 16, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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Acura TSX, Infiniti G35, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#11 of 30 Re: Acura TSX vs. Infiniti G25 [thegraduate]
Sep 13, 2010 (3:58 am)
The majority of vehicles my husband and I have owned were with manual transmission. The last automatic was a 03 sonata. We recently traded our 05 elantra GT 5MT with 100,000+miles for a '11 sonata 6MT. Our mitsubishi raider truck with 6MT (bought new 11/07) has 23,000 miles and our tsx with 6MT (bought new 11/06)has 113,000+ miles. We love driving manual transmission vehicles, as you probably can tell and do not care that we are in the minority.
#12 of 30 Re: Acura TSX vs. Infiniti G25 [nj2pa2nc]
Sep 15, 2010 (1:37 pm)
Additional info: since 1980 my husband and I owned 2 cars with automatic-85 Volvo Turbo-diesel and the 03 Sonata. We owned 14 with manual.
#13 of 30 Re: Acura TSX vs. Infiniti G25 [nj2pa2nc]
Sep 25, 2010 (1:35 pm)
Agree about the MT's. Family currently owns 2 Honda Accord sedans, one G37 sedan, all MT's. My wife refuses to consider automatics, daughters are all up to speed on shifting MT's.
Automatic drivers, please don't be offended, but we consider driving with automatics to be the couch potato approach to driving. Sorry, but that's how we feel about it.
#14 of 30 Re: Acura TSX vs. Infiniti G25 [billpaul]
Sep 25, 2010 (5:25 pm)
No problem. Do you use rotary phones and dial up modems, too?
#15 of 30 Re: Acura TSX vs. Infiniti G25 [shabadoo25]
Sep 25, 2010 (7:10 pm)
Nope. No modems, no rotary phones.
Just high-speed cable modems, Blue Tooth, Blue Ray, iPhone, Mac OS X 10.6.4, G37S MT6, etc. State of the art.
#16 of 30 Re: Acura TSX vs. Infiniti G25 [billpaul]
Sep 26, 2010 (5:27 pm)
Good to see you're not for being a luddite in all aspects of life.
#17 of 30 Re: Acura TSX vs. Infiniti G25 [shabadoo25]
by kirstie_h HOST
Sep 27, 2010 (8:31 am)
Just because an option is newer or easier to use, that doesn't automatically make it better.
To me, auto transmission is like the use of spellcheck or grammar check on a computer. It certainly is easier than learning how to spell or to use the English language properly, but it isn't always right, nor does it require any thought.
In some countries, you're not even allowed to DRIVE a manual shift car unless you take the driving test in a manual - it's a privilege for those who have the ability to do it correctly.
Two of our three vehicles are autos, and I drive an automatic for convenience, but I've had a lot of manuals and certainly understand why someone would prefer the driving experience in a manual.
#18 of 30 Re: Acura TSX vs. Infiniti G25 [kirstie_h]
Sep 27, 2010 (9:17 am)
Thank you from a fellow luddite.
#19 of 30 Re: Acura TSX vs. Infiniti G25 [kirstie_h]
Sep 27, 2010 (9:41 am)
My favorite analogy has to do with sailboats vs. power boats as compared to manual vs. automatic transmissions. The sailors usually understand seamanship, knots, navigation and how to actually dock a boat in the wind without causing damage or embarrassment -- the stinkpotters, not so much.
While power boats (including the beloved personal watercraft) vastly outnumber sailboats, the sailboats still exist and are preferred by a minority.
#20 of 30 Re: Acura TSX vs. Infiniti G25 [kirstie_h]
Sep 27, 2010 (11:55 am)
I learned to drive on a manual, as the majority of the cars my father ever owned were.
However, a couple of years in a major city with rush hour traffic quickly abused me of the notion of how "fun" manuals are. I'd imagine it's a much different deal living in the sticks or if it were a true sports car.
Regardless, buying the manual version of a family sedan just seems like trying too hard to be different.
Copping an attitude about how cool you are to own one and how everyone else is a lazy poophead that doesn't is just wacky.