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Old 11-04-2001, 18:18   #1 (permalink)
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Question Auto or Manual

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I guess it depends on if you can drive a stick shift or not. But, I was wondering what you guys thought. Would you recommend a manual or a auto in a 99-01 GT?? PLZ VOTE WHILE YOU ARE HERE!

The manual seems to be faster when racing but if I were to get an auto I wouldn't have to worry about all the shifting :)

Autos seem kinda boring... Point and hit the gas :s2:
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Old 11-04-2001, 18:30   #2 (permalink)
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No to the automatic. IMHO, of course. It depends on the type of driving you will do. If you spend a lot of time in stop and go traffic, it can be murder on the clutch. Personally, I'll buy a new clutch.
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Old 11-04-2001, 18:48   #3 (permalink)
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Hey!! Guess what I just found in Evansville!! A 99' Mustang SVT Cobra for $19,995!!

ITS BLACK!! Looks "MEAN"

* Photo Included! * Has Warranty! * This late model two door vehicle includes Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Door Locks, Power Windows, Power Driver's Seat, Cassette Player, Premium Sound System, Reclining Seats, and Power Lumbar Seat(s).

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Limited Slip Differential; 5 MPH Bumpers; CFC-Free Air Conditioning; Custom Wheels; Driver Depowered Air Bag; Front Fog Lights; Front Shoulder Seatbelts; Passenger Depowered Air Bag; Power Door Locks; Rear Defroster; Rear Shoulder Seatbelts; Tilt Steering Wheel; Air Conditioning; Power Steering; Power Brakes; Power Door Locks; Power Windows; Cassette Player; Gauge Cluster; Clock; Trip Odometer; Tachometer; Air Conditioning; Tilt Steering Wheel; Cruise Control; Tinted Glass; Interval Wipers; Rear Defroster; Remote Trunk Lid; Driver Side Airbag; Console; Carpeting; Vanity Mirror; Day-Night Lever; Front Bucket Seats; Reclining Seats; Security System; Power Drivers Seat; Courtesy Lights; Leather Upholstery; Power Lumbar Seats; CD Player; Anti-Lock Breaking System; Passenger Side Airbag; Premium Sound System; Dual Remote Mirrors; Traction Control; Theft Deterrent System;
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Old 11-04-2001, 18:56   #4 (permalink)
 
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an LSD hmm? nice. Gotta be careful of that much power, especially when you arent familiar with a clutch. I know Id never buy an automatic.
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Old 11-04-2001, 18:58   #5 (permalink)
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My dad has driven manuals his whole life and he said he can teach me... I already know how... I just might screw up and grind it a few times... Then I should be fine after I get used to it...

WISH ME LUCK!!
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Old 11-04-2001, 18:59   #6 (permalink)
 
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If youre not too familiar with how to drive a clutch, dont learn on your new car unless you want to replace the clutch soon there after. I learned thru a school and I didnt go thru any clutches too quickly on my cars.
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Old 11-04-2001, 19:04   #7 (permalink)
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I think my dad will probably have me drive around the neighborhood (BIG) for practice until I get my license(illegally :)). I don't know of any schools around here, but if I do screw up the clutch I will just buy a new one... I don't have an old car to practice with caus my step-sister just got hit by a UPS truck in here old manuel celica. :s3 It took the front end off but thankfully she is OK.
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Old 11-04-2001, 19:14   #8 (permalink)
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Crap,
I just noticed I forgot to make a poll and now it won't let me make one... :dead:


Does anyone know how high the insurance would be on a 99' SVT Cobra for a 15 yr old?? I won't be driving it until the end of this year when I turn 16.
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Old 11-05-2001, 14:46   #9 (permalink)
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Far more than you want to pay

Wade,

I'm sure that Insurance will be far more than you want to pay. I am 22, married, get multi-car discount, have no tickets/accidents and drive a 2001 Bullitt. My insurance is ~ $170/mo.

I would guess yours will be at least $200/mo.

ps. GO manual, way more fun, easier and cheaper to work on.
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Old 11-05-2001, 15:00   #10 (permalink)
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eek Insurance

Do you think my insurance would be at least $200 because of my age?? If I was you age do you think it would be lower than yours?? Probably...

WELL, MY DAD TOOK ME ON A TEST DRIVE AND I HAVE TO SAY... THE CAR KICKS ASS. IT IS BLACK WITH TINTED WINDOWS AND BRAND NEW COBRA R WHEELS. IT ALSO HAD BRAND NEW TIRES. MY DAD GOT IT UP TO SPEED AND IT RAN GREAT. HE SAID HE WAS LOOKING FOR A CAR FOR UNDER $18,500 TOPS. But, this is the cheapest 99' Cobra I have ever seen!!

BAD NEWS: Some guy was trading a GT in while we were looking at the Cobra... When we left he was still looking at it, I got a feeling my dream car just slipped away... :err:
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