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Old 09-16-2013, 06:55 PM   #29
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:22 PM   #31
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You do know that the ECU, AT or MT, continuously learn and adapts to the way you drive right??? Also, if someone chose to they "could" go into the logs and view those logs, but that doesn't mean that they can and will void your warranty for it. If you know something spill it. If not, don't get everyone's panties in a knot for nothing.
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If you drive the automatic transmission BRZ aggressively, the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) will record the "spirited" driving and at your next dealer service interval your entire warranty will be void.



Or at least that's what the dragon told me.
If that's the case, I'm F****d.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:36 PM   #33
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So was out test driving this weekend (think i'm near ready to buy... soon... ). Was surprised that I dug the automatic (in sports mode) more than the manual. While the manual has probably one of the best shifters i've messed with, I just couldn't 'get' the clutch at all (Everything after 1st gear... no matter how fast/slow i engage the clutch, I just can't get it smoothly ). Maybe I'm skewed because the 4speed automatic in my prizm is kinda horrid, but auto brz... good stuff.

+ new constructions and what not makes my daily commute oh so more painful makes me gravitate more to the auto :S

Are there any large cons for the automatic besides the usual boohahaha between manual vs auto? Auto will still be a blast to wiggle around mountain roads right?
I don't think your're crazy at all. I eventually went with the AT. The Manual is awesome, i really liked it when i test drove. But i wanted the Auto, as much grief i get about not getting a stick. I dunno, paddle shifting is fun for me when i actually want to use it. Otherwise sport mode is also fun. I take it around windy roads a lot and i love it.

I like manual cars, i know how to drive them. I understand those overly defend it. But i went with the AT because that's what i wanted. My previous car was an auto Scion xA, and i just wanted something just a bit more to have fun with without going far from what the xA could do. The A/T Twin fit the bill. And it's also cool that it's a Subaru/Toyota. I always wanted a Subaru but I've been loyal to Toyota, so i guess win win?

Yes i do sometimes wish i had a stick, but mainly for racing situations. But i don't race and i'm not experienced enough to be going to the track so it doesn't matter. Like you with construction, we have tons of it all around town, it's horrible. I honestly just can't stand manuals in painful commutes.
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You do know that the ECU, AT or MT, continuously learn and adapts to the way you drive right??? Also, if someone chose to they "could" go into the logs and view those logs, but that doesn't mean that they can and will void your warranty for it. If you know something spill it. If not, don't get everyone's panties in a knot for nothing.
It's a joke. Welcome to the internet you just got trolled. While what you just posted is valid, the original post was very tongue in cheek.



Edit: Sorry for ruining the fun guys.
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6 spd auto with lockup clutch controlled by the computer on the transmission is at least as good as and probably better than the manual transmission.

There is no comparison with earlier automatics.

ZF is now up to 8 spd for in line and 9 spd for transverse drivetrains both with awd compatibility and designed in room for the new hybrid drivetrains coming soon.

I bought a manual shift because that is what I prefer in a sportscar.

For my daily drivers I will never buy another manual shift car, pointless.
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It's a joke. Welcome to the internet you just got trolled. While what you just posted is valid, the original post was very tongue in cheek.



Edit: Sorry for ruining the fun guys.
Doh!!! I guess I got sucked in. Oh well. :happy0180:
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Seriously, you guys? I didn't even invisitext the whole part about dragons telling me about this.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:07 PM   #38
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Dem dragons be devious.

Always wanted to train one myself...
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so besides a slow car being slightly slower, it handles about as well as MT right? A la I should be happy sappy enough on windy roads.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:36 PM   #40
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The handling should be almost indistinguishable (the only difference being the slight weight increase)
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If you like the auto, go for it! It's down to what you want from the car. I think the auto would be great for an all-rounder. Fun or boring when you want it to be.

I went with the MT because I've always wanted to try a manual, before manuals just disappear from the mainstream. It's definitely much more involving but can be a pain in traffic.

That said, the manual is very fun as every "simple" thing you do requires skill, which gives me satisfaction knowing I put effort into something and got something out of it. A simple rev-match down shift feels awesome when you nail it. Same with heel-and-toe, which I have yet to master.

Go with your gut. I don't think either way will make you love the car any less.
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I got the paddles out of my system in my 2011 Outback with the CVT (family car). I use them all the time for downshifting, and that's it. Other than that they're a novelty. The difference in acceleration is substantial enough, (and haven't owned an AT for myself in 10+ years) that despite test driving an AT, I never considered it. It was fun to tool around in, though, and if you request it the dealer will unlock the 7th gear after your break-in.
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