I really like the automatic feature of my driver's side window.
I had manual window lifts on my '65, and it was a real pain to have to reach across the car and crank the vent windows and main windows up during those sudden southern downpours.
But, some people will tell you that a 'real' sports car has to have manual windows, that power windows ruin the experience (I'm not sure if they also believe that you have to listen to either the AM band or 8 track tapes for entertainment while piloting your sports car down the road, though).
Of course, all us C4, C5, and C6 drivers don't believe that, since you can't get manual windows in those cars!
Not too sure about the C5's I'm sure someone will chime in soon. Since your asking about autos I assume your not looking at Z06's.i am from finland and there mostly corvette is auto.
sorry my bad language.
what is performance numbers? auto and manual 0-60?
I guess you haven't seen the F430 with the auto, then ...I don't remember ever seeing a Ferrari with an automatic tranny
Yup, real sport cars gotta have manual! :smack :cheers:
Sure an automatic transmission Corvette it's still a sports car. But a slightly ruined one...
First and foremost, its a Corvette, and if you want a manual transmmission, then get one. If you want an automatic, then get one of those. Either way, it's still a Corvette, and still a sports car.
I don't defend the automatic transmission choice because I have an automatic transmission - both my Corvettes came equipped with manual transmissions.Sure an automatic transmission Corvette it's still a sports car. But a slightly ruined one
Sorry, I respect your choice, it is your money after all, but unless you heave health reasons, get the manual please! :spanked:
Auto fans please don't come with the "consistency of launch" reasoning. These cars are fun toys, not professional dragsters. If one wants to get serious about drag racing, there are better and cheaper choices.
Having fun with an automatic lasts a week or so. Then people get bored. Why? Because it IS boring. Where is the challenge? Nothing can get wrong, there is no danger. What one can do, wonder all the time how consistent the computer can shift?
Also there is nothing to do properly and then be satisfied about your performance as a driver.
Driving a manual is like dancing, it is a joyful activity, where one must think and act fast.
Best automatics in the world: Bugatti DCT, VW DSG, Audi S-Tronic, Ferrari's and... stop; yes no GM A6... very far...
Even these best autos cannot give the same joy of driving. Because it is like being danced by a computer: always the same [perfect] moves, pretty much nothing the driver has to do, boooring...
:agree: and I also have a manual, because it's what I prefer. If someone else wants an auto I don't consider it to be any lesser a vehicle.I don't have a better Corvette because it has a six speed - I just have a different one.