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Old 03-15-2014, 06:27 PM   #51
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Like you I bought the Focus because it's a nice econobox, but having an autotragic makes driving insufferable for me, no matter what style of driving it is.
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I looked at the fusion, no stick. I'm out. Traffic can suck when driving a really firm clutch but it's still better than a auto. IMHO
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:59 PM   #52
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I looked at the fusion, no stick. I'm out. Traffic can suck when driving a really firm clutch but it's still better than a auto. IMHO
The 1.6 L EcoBoost Fusion is available with a 6 MT, the same as the one in the Fiesta ST.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:04 PM   #53
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This is the first manual I have owned, unfortunately. The first car I had access to was my dad's Ford Explorer Sport Trac, which was a manual. I loved driving it even if it was just a truck, because of the MT. I have owned two cars myself, a Cherokee and a 97 Acura 3.2TL which were both slushboxes. I hated driving them. I ride motorcycles, so I'm no stranger to manuals both in and out of traffic. I will never buy a car with an automatic again.

Like you I bought the Focus because it's a nice econobox, but having an autotragic makes driving insufferable for me, no matter what style of driving it is.
To each his own. I definitley love manuals. way better driving experience but i am definitley getting used to the convience of a auto. If i ever get a proformance car again though it will defintley be a manual with out a doubt.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:21 PM   #54
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Been driving a manual for 3 weeks now; came from two automatics (both DSG transmissions). Yes, bumper-to-bumper traffic can get tiresome, but the feeling of rowing through the gears as you tear down a back road more than makes up for it IMO!
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On my DCT, I wish the brake pedal was about 1" more to the left.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:46 AM   #56
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-An actual traction control cancel button... not cycling through on screen menus.

-Larger fuel tank - 46L is way too small for any distance driving.

-Change automatic gear ratios to lower revs at highway speeds. 2,750 revs at 120km/h is way too high. My Pontiac G6 with 6sp auto had 2,200 revs at 125km/h
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:33 PM   #57
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I should have bought a manual only reason why I got automatic was in case of emergency I needed an automatic car that relatives can use when they come to town and for my friends to be able to drive my car. Also got it for resale value purposes as I dont tend to keep cars often and way more people are buying automatic. I've DD stick all my life. I'll get back to stick for my next car.
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:50 PM   #58
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Only women and children choose autotragic transmissions.
Yeah, all of those women and children driving their Lamborghinis, Porsches, Ferraris, GT-Rs, etc...
Such boring cars they are...
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:10 PM   #59
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Yeah, all of those women and children driving their Lamborghinis, Porsches, Ferraris, GT-Rs, etc...
Such boring cars they are...
They're faster but boring.
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A bigger glove box and storage compartment! They're so tiny!
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