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    I do make my wife nervous sometimes, but the carpc can be like any other distraction really, I know more guys that have crashed from spilling coffee or loosing a head of a cigarette, in the end it's all up to "the nut behind the wheel"

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    after riding a motorcycle (especially commuting on a bike) I was given a whole new perspective on messing with something while driving...

    I won't hardly talk on the phone while driving...the PC has actually made it to where I can focus on the road more. I don't have to mess with all of my CDs, etc. It's all in one place.
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    I've never had any issues with it. I set up my space navigator that I can control everything with my right hand (volume, tracks, pause/play). Only need to occasionally look at the screen to pick a new album. GPS is tempting to stare at I must admit .

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    Quote Originally Posted by breaker021 View Post
    i dont know how you can drive a manual trans and use a car pc. i would get so ******* tired of all the arm movements. and im not lazy!@#
    Don't forget, with a manual transmission, you also have to use a clutch, so three pedals and two legs ;-)

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    lol - I never even thought about the whole standard tranny thing...once you own one it really doesn't cross your mind.

    Where my screen is in my car is directly in front of the shifter. Since I always have my hand on the shifter it's no big deal...just point my finger and I'm touching the screen.

    I suppose if you didn't drive a standard it would seem like a lot of work.
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    Most I know says that they dont like manual not because its too tiring, hardwork or anything like that.

    Its because they feel they dont have the ability to drive that damn thing. Maybe its just the people I know who openly admit to this, I like their honesty though. A competent driver would drive any type though.

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    Also depends on the area.

    I've never owned one, but with the stop and go traffic in the DC/Metro area, I can only imagine it would be as bad as a motorcycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris31 View Post
    Most I know says that they dont like manual not because its too tiring, hardwork or anything like that.

    Its because they feel they dont have the ability to drive that damn thing. Maybe its just the people I know who openly admit to this, I like their honesty though. A competent driver would drive any type though.
    Here in england, automatic transmissions aren't that common. The only cars that have auto are mainly the big luxury cars, i.e, BMW M3\M5, Audi RS4\RS6\S8 etc
    Even then, the majority are still manual. Most of the cars we drive are manual over here, I have just bought my first car, a peugeot 306 2.0 HDi and it's a manual! If you have passed your driving test on a automatic, then you are limited to driving ONLY automatics, hence why most people over here actually have the ability to drive.

    Personally I have driven both, manual and automatic although I have driven a manual more, because I haven't passed my test yet!
    Automatics are awesome if you are just continuously driving up and down the country but it really takes the fun out of driving!
    For day to day driving, I much prefer a manual. You can do wheelspins It's just alot more involving and you feel like the car is a part of you, which is why here in the UK, us car owners are very protective! If I ever see the person who keyed my car...I will probably end up killing him, doesn't matter I didn't own the car when he keyed it!!

    Oh and excuse the pictures, I couldn't be bothered moving my dad's car to move my brothers car, so I can get my car out to take a better picture I just bought my car yesterday, it is a Peugeot 2.0 HDi
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiG K View Post
    Here in england, automatic transmissions aren't that common. The only cars that have auto are mainly the big luxury cars, i.e, BMW M3\M5, Audi RS4\RS6\S8 etc
    Even then, the majority are still manual. Most of the cars we drive are manual over here, I have just bought my first car, a peugeot 306 2.0 HDi and it's a manual! If you have passed your driving test on a automatic, then you are limited to driving ONLY automatics, hence why most people over here actually have the ability to drive.

    Personally I have driven both, manual and automatic although I have driven a manual more, because I haven't passed my test yet!
    Automatics are awesome if you are just continuously driving up and down the country but it really takes the fun out of driving!
    For day to day driving, I much prefer a manual. You can do wheelspins It's just alot more involving and you feel like the car is a part of you, which is why here in the UK, us car owners are very protective! If I ever see the person who keyed my car...I will probably end up killing him, doesn't matter I didn't own the car when he keyed it!!

    Oh and excuse the pictures, I couldn't be bothered moving my dad's car to move my brothers car, so I can get my car out to take a better picture I just bought my car yesterday, it is a Peugeot 2.0 HDi
    Hehe I know that, Im from London actually and have been driving mostly manual and some automatic for 16-17 years.

    I must say I dont like autos that much unless maybe Im a taxi driver and I spend half of my life stuck on traffics. I dont feel auto is "part" of me when I drive it.

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    I hate rowing my car, man, if it could steer itself that'd even be fine...

    performance is one thing, but transportation is another, I don't like manual windows, I don't like manual climate control, I don't like manual transmissions, on a commuter car anyway..., it's not that I can't drive them either, it's just that it's something that could be automated, so why not? maybe it's because I DO spend my whole life in traffic

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