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Old 01-14-2013, 05:08 PM   #77
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Originally Posted by Woggy64 View Post
Automatics in my world have torque converters, and manuals have clutches.
I get that but if I can drive a car with the brake and a gas pedal and never touch the shifter than to put it into drive and a computer dictates shifting that sounds like it's shifting automatically for you and that's really the definition of automatic no matter what the internals are.

In my world I like to control the shift points manually and enjoy the more organic feeling of driving without too many electronic nannies stepping on my toes. I guess I'm old school and enjoy the rowing and more connected feeling to the car.
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