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Old 11-17-2022, 01:52 AM   #1
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Exclamation Auto or Manual?

This question is probably asked atleast 20 times a day, and the answer is usually Manual! However, iím in a dilemma, long story short, iím only permitted to drive Automatic vehicles until this time next year at least. With that being said, iím aiming to have my BRZ by February 2023, it would need to be an Auto seeing as I wonít be able to drive a manual until November 2023.

This brings me to my question, should I buy my childhood loved car in an auto transmission, so I have it as soon as possible? Or should I hold out until November just to buy a Manual?

I honestly donít know what to think or do, I donít exactly know how to drive manual, however; the BRZ is a good learning car. Iím not looking for life changing performance, in that 0.5 0-60 difference or whatever it is, iím just looking for a fun, wow, car. I know iíll get that out of the manual, but I really donít think I can wait a whole year. Should I just buy the auto and maybe swap it eventually?
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Old 11-17-2022, 02:27 AM   #2
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Old 11-17-2022, 08:05 AM   #3
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The timing of this post......
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Old 11-17-2022, 08:30 AM   #4
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Fuck the police br0, get a manual
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Old 11-17-2022, 08:31 AM   #5
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The question is not why it should be manual or auto, To me its why you are not allowed to try a manual?
What kind of laws do you have where you are ?

When I had my driving lessons Waaay back when we had the choice of learning on either one.
I chose manual just because it was an opportunity to learn it while it was offered.
Manual offerings are getting rare and this car has a good one.
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Old 11-17-2022, 09:16 AM   #6
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Buy an auto now and if you really hate it trade for a manual when you can. There are plenty of people that love their ATs and you may as well.
Don't plan on swapping trannys later as it is not as simple of just switching and the cost would be greater than just selling the AT and buying a MT car.
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Old 11-17-2022, 03:00 PM   #7
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i really prefer my cars with transmissions. they work better than they do without them.
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Don't plan to swap the transmission, it's a lot more difficult than it sounds, and it doesn't sound easy to begin with.

I'm pretty patient so I would wait for the manual if it were me. If you really want the car in February, the auto is pretty good... well, for an automatic at least.

What kind of crazy place doesn't let you drive a manual transmission car...
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Old 11-17-2022, 11:54 PM   #10
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New drivers in New South Wales, Australia, have some restrictions for a few years.
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Old 11-18-2022, 12:01 AM   #11
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Can't you just retake the driving test in a manual after learning?
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I am not sure if that is an option.

I would say brzdyl has only just got their red P's. These are usually applicable for 12 months. P's platers have speed and power restrictions, passenger curfews and a zero-alcohol level.

Do other countries have similar provisional systems?

Personally, I would wait for the manual.
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Old 11-19-2022, 05:22 PM   #13
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here in america, we take a 25 question test (mostly sign shapes), and are asked to fog a mirror. then they send us on our way with a freshly minted license that allows us to endanger others with up to 10,000 pounds gvw.
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But in America, you have driver education at school, don't you?

To go from L's (learners) to red P's (provisional), the kids need to have logged 120 supervised hours experience, do an extensive question test then do an on-road driving test.
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