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      12-31-2006, 05:39 PM   #11
enigma
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SMG vs Manual decision tree:

Reasons to buy SMG:
* Auto mode when you are stuck in traffic.
* Frees up left foot for brakes.
* Keeps both hands on the wheel.
* better performance
* Less risk of damage to the car during aggressive driving. (I've seen a few money shifts in my day)

Reasons to buy a manual:
* Your car friends won't make fun of you
* You get a lever and pedal to play with while you drive.
* Small advantage off the line at a drag strip with a pro driver.
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