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Old 05-24-2006, 11:09 PM   #1
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Hello, I wonder if any of you guys could help me?!
Im currently looking to buy a twin turbo supra mk4. My budget is around 6000 pounds and i am so eager to hand over cash. BUT im torn between an auto which there are plenty of, or a 6speed which are rarer and a little more pricey.
I dont like autos but they are so much cheaper and I dont want to regret it in 6 months time.
Which do you think is better?
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:38 PM   #2
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personally i'd perfer a stick (manual),

1) youll get more power
2) its actually better with gas (big thing in america right now)
3) youll get more respect if u decide to go racing

i dunno maybe its jus me , but to me a stick is a man's car thats jus how it is here i guess
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Old 05-25-2006, 12:40 AM   #3
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I wont even look at a car if its an automatic. To me it takes half the fun out of driving.

There is nothing more satisfying than a proper heal/toe maneuver, blipping the throttle on a down shift while at the same time mashing down on the binders, as you carve your way to the apex of a nice tight corner...getting that perfect mesh of guts and gears and growl...forget priceless...its epic.

Tell me again why you are even thinking about an automatic?
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Old 05-25-2006, 01:47 AM   #4
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dont the mk4 also come in 5spds?
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Old 05-25-2006, 03:39 PM   #5
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Go with the manaul tranny, its much more fun to drive. It will be worth the extra money. Like someone else here said, I wouldn't even look at a sports car with an automatic. I feel they shouldn't even make them.

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Old 05-25-2006, 03:55 PM   #6
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Hello, I wonder if any of you guys could help me?!
Im currently looking to buy a twin turbo supra mk4. My budget is around 6000 pounds and i am so eager to hand over cash. BUT im torn between an auto which there are plenty of, or a 6speed which are rarer and a little more pricey.
I dont like autos but they are so much cheaper and I dont want to regret it in 6 months time.
Which do you think is better?
Do you plan to drag race? Road race?
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Old 05-25-2006, 08:31 PM   #7
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hi, cheers guys for that, ill stick to a manual i like the sound of that!

To pwpanas well i love going up the strip, at the mo i got a 2ltr clio williams with 50 jet nos that runs 13.82@ 104mph. althow i like drifting and 1/4 mile sprints when i get me supra it have to stick to the road it will probably run me pockets dry!!

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Old 05-26-2006, 01:58 PM   #8
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hi, cheers guys for that, ill stick to a manual i like the sound of that!

To pwpanas well i love going up the strip, at the mo i got a 2ltr clio williams with 50 jet nos that runs 13.82@ 104mph. althow i like drifting and 1/4 mile sprints when i get me supra it have to stick to the road it will probably run me pockets dry!!
An auto is faster and more consistent at the dragstrip, so that may be your best choice.

Of course a 6spd is better for drifting, so you'll have to pick which application that you want your vehicle to shine the most at.
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Old 05-26-2006, 04:07 PM   #9
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An auto is faster and more consistent at the dragstrip, so that may be your best choice.
More consistent yes
Faster? who says..where do you get this idea? Im curious to know what your reasoning is.
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yer i supose i have seen more autos go up the strip, thanks 4 your help guys!
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