Pick your mid-life crisis car carefully

chalupa

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...except it doesn't come with a manual option in the US. I has a sad.
 

Frood

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Do people in the US know how to drive manual?
Some do, some do not. They are not very common, and a lot of models are only sold in automatic, but most sporty cars have manuals available. I learned when I was 16 and drove manual from 18-25ish. I miss manual when I'm driving on pleasant roads, but not at all for commuting.
 

Fero

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My brother drives a Lexus IS with an automatic, and it's weird when you're not used to not shifting gears. Especially when slowing down.
 

Fero

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I ordered my new car last night month. I chose an automatic because it's just more comfortable in dense traffic. Plus it has adaptive cruise control, lane assist and traffic jam assist. I won't have to do much driving.
 

Wesbo

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Not a bad idea, I have done the same recently, somehow driving in London with a 20mph speed limit in a lot of zones doesn't really warrant gear changes, it's really lame when cyclists overtake you on the road.
 
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