I just about to place an order for a 2.7T and the wife
wants an automatic (Tip). Am I missing much by not
getting the 6-speed? How about the long term
reliability of either system?
09-28-1999, 09:09 AM
...for a manual transmission. Test drive one and find out for yourself. I've driven a tip equipped Prelude and although it's more engaging than an automatic, it's nowhere near as fun as a manual gearbox. Hopefully for my wife's next car we can get a tip rather than a plain autobox, but for my car, as long as I have two legs, it's a manual box all the way. She can drive a manual in an emergency...and what other reason would there be to drive my car?
09-28-1999, 06:53 PM
You manual guys kill me. Technology keeps moving forward and manual transmissions are starting to look pretty archiac, espescially on a luxury car. I bet in five years they'll almost be completely gone. I hope that automanual systems like BMW's SMG stay around, though.
Audi's ain't caddy's
09-29-1999, 02:58 PM
I think it was Brock Yates who said '"automatics are for ham fisted geeks who never drove before driver's training". Get the Stick.
09-30-1999, 04:14 AM
I prefer a stick too, but would Brock Yates turn his nose up at the Ferrari paddle shifters? While of course mechanically dissimilar how is that different from the tip philosophically?