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Old 12-31-2012, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
I'll probably get crucified for saying this but here it is, manual transmissions are outdated and overrated, IMO of course. You can't embrace other enhancements and advances in automotive technology but get stuck on a manual tranny.
Can so. It's not all or nothing.

I can also prefer silicon-based glass to polyacrylic plastic for my windshield, metal to carbon fiber for my wheels, and physical knobs to touch screens for my radio. Each new tech brings its own downsides that may make it unsuitable for me.

Slushboxes have real downsides. Cost, weight, and finesse come to mind. Are slushboxes getting better? Sure. Are they better in every way than MT, for my wants? Not yet, and probably never. More likely, they'll both be superseded by some other tech (electric, CVTs) at some point.
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