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Old 03-15-2005, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys, i have to ask you a question. i have a 2001 325cic and its automatic. my younger brother wants to get one but he wants to get a stick shift. i dont know, but i feel that getting an automatic is better. one reason i think that is because its not going to cost as much as it would at a bmw center to fix. can you guys just tell me the advantages and disadvantages of getting a stick shift so that i can tell him what to look for.
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Old 03-15-2005, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For me there is only one option and thats a manual, sorry stick. I don`t need a auto as i can drive and with the manual you have lots more fun casue you are in control.

sorry i hate auto`s i really don`t see the point.
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I drive a stick shift, its almost to much fun while whiping around corners and when there is minimal traffic, but as soon as ur stuck in morning rush hour u kinda regret ur descion. For day to day auto is a good choice and its easier to answer the phone, talk to friends etc... and if ur buying used u dont know how badly the manual transmission was abused, hope that helps in your buying

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Old 03-15-2005, 11:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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stick isnt more exspensive, assuming you have any competance with a clutch. and dont burn them out or strip gears. stick is much better.

you drive a BMW not a chevy. learn that the fun is in driving, not the destination. i enjoy even traffic. you get so you dont notice your even shifting.
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The BMW manual box is one of the best in the world... Its a drivers car. Auto boxes are for bigger cruisers such as th 7 series.... )
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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stick all the way...ive owned 2 other automatic cars, but finally decided to take the dive into a manual tranny with my first bimmer (325i), never looked back since. bmw+manual is the most fun ull ever have in a car.
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Auto boxes have a slower 0-60. The 330i auto is abaout as quick as a 325i manual.
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BMW makes an automatic transmission? Dude, stick is the only way to go in a BMW!
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def. go with manual, it is better gas milege too
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Stick...auto's in BMW's like to go back
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I can't even believe this post. If you like to drive and like to feel the road, then go with a stick. If you drive like an 85 yr old man then go with the auto. IMO, autos shouldn't even be an option for a BMW. Look how much fun this smiley is having
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I've driven a stick all my life. Test drove an audi a while back with automatic tip-tronic to see what it was like; it's not even close to a manual - too boring.

If you drive for fun, get a stick. If you drive out of necessity, then maybe an auto is what you need.

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hi guys, i have to ask you a question. i have a 2001 325cic and its automatic. my younger brother wants to get one but he wants to get a stick shift. i dont know, but i feel that getting an automatic is better. one reason i think that is because its not going to cost as much as it would at a bmw center to fix. can you guys just tell me the advantages and disadvantages of getting a stick shift so that i can tell him what to look for.
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Old 03-18-2005, 04:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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funny though that if you gon onto a BMW lot there will be hardly anything but automatics... somthing like over 90% of BMW are auto...sad
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