[DWJ] Gears

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Thu Mar 29 18:30:30 EDT 2007

> >I suppose if you live somewhere flattish with lots of big roads and long
> >distances then an automatic makes sense. I still don't think I'd ever
> >contemplate buying one, even if I lived in such a place. As it is, I'm
> >rarely in the car for longer than 15-20 minutes at a time.
> I don't really see why being in top automatic gear would be much different
> from being in top gear, on a long straight road.  Don't you still have to
> have your right foot on the accelerator just the same?  (Serious question.
> I have never driven with anything other than manual gears.)

Actually, cruising about without accelerating seems much easier in a 
manual transmission. However, if you have to deal with stop-and-go 
traffic on a regular basis, automatic is much less stress on the joints.

-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net 
"I thought you might need rescuing . . . We have a bunch of professors 
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