Automatic vs Manual Transmission Explained

Which is better: Manual or Automatic transmission? This debate has been present for the last seven decades. Manual and automatic transmissions are completely different technologies, which use different configurations and principles. One is based on a simple gear pair, while the other is based on a planetary gear set. One uses a torque converter, while the other uses a clutch pack. We will do a logical comparison of these technologies in this video.

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+8 1. Burimi commented 7 years ago

Manual or automatic?

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+3 2. Dennyboy commented 7 years ago

#1 I drive an automatic, and so does my partner.
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+3 3. Natan_el_Tigre commented 7 years ago

Pity he didn't discuss the turboencabulator.
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+6 4. Itsme78 commented 7 years ago

Atomatic! never going back to manual!
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+7 5. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

There is no better or worse, it's a matter of preference. Manual allows for so much more driving creativity....but automatic gives you an extra hand to sip your coffee. ;)
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+3 6. ughlah commented 7 years ago

i need manual transmission. My mind would wander off way beyond a point that is safe for anyone else on the street.

All my cars have a function where i can lock the speed without pressing gas or brakes to keep it stable. Never use that for the same reason...
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+1 7. Judge-Jake commented 7 years ago

My car is automatic but I have to be there. 8-)
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0 8. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

#7 That's funny! :D
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0 9. tomthecabinboy commented 7 years ago

And our next video, lets watch a drunken Russian try and walk along the pavement, and hilariously fall over.
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0 10. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

#7 No, you don't, just put it in D and watch it drive without you..:P
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+1 11. cameramaster commented 7 years ago

Manual...complete control. And besides..I'm never getting in either of those two feckin' STEERING WHEELS!