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Old 08-29-2007, 01:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am noticing that more and more people are opting for automatic over manual transmission these days not just with Infiniti but with other manufacturers as well.

I would think that in the case of the G a manual transmission would be best. Any thoughts?

Funny, the dealer I visited in NY said they only sell 1 manual for ever 4 automatics with the G coupe.
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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manual tho.... ......automatic drivers....
... is all that necessary??
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Common reasons/excuses people get an AT instead:

1. They do not know how to drive an MT
2. They do not want to learn how to drive an MT
3. They are lazy to drive an MT
4. Parents will not buy them an MT
5. Other random excuses here
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The MT is a stronger tranny than the AT.
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if i lived in a very busy city i would probably opt for an auto. nothing annoys me more than when i go to larger cities and get stuck in stop and go rush hour traffic. especially with the g's clutch, it kills my leg.
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3 cars at my house, not a slushbox among them. MTs are getting harder and harder to find each time we look for a new car, but the availability of a MT usually makes a big difference in what we buy.
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Every launch with an auto is perfect (for an auto)

Auto's are easier to drive in heavy traffic

Auto's cost far less to maintain, especially if you don't have much experience with a manual (never need new clutches, syncro's, ...)

Its easier to talk on the cell with an auto (don't have to think about shifting and stuff in corners and at lights).

An auto shifts to the right gear faster, when the dumbass beside you speeds up unexpectedly while you are doing a slow pass on the freeway.

You don't have to think about driving as much with an auto.

My G is a manual, all my other cars are auto's. I can see a good case for the BMW SMG (a manual transmission with a hydraulical computer controlled clutch. It has a manual mode where you select the gear and the car works the clutch/accelerator (the car completes the shift in .14 secs), or an auto mode where the car works it out)

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Just picked up my 07 6 mt. I've never owned a car with MT before, in fact, i've never owned a car. This is my third vehicle, the previous two were Yukon's. I'm young and i bought the G for its great combination of looks, features, performance, and of course price. In my opinion the MT just added a little more to the performance side of things.

Besides the manual being 6 speeds, and the auto 5, just drive the two one after the other and you'll feel the difference, the MT is a much more spirited car. Besides launches and all 0 to times being quicker, the MT puts the control of the heart of the car at your fingertips, which had some trouble finding the paddle shifters in the AT.

I've heard some people complain about how sticky the clutch is, how rough the takeoffs are, etc... I just wanted to put your mind at ease about this, it was sticky to me, for the first day and a half. Since then I have decided that this may be the best manual transmission i have ever driven. The clutch is tight, and the throws couldn't be shorter. I LOVE IT.

Long and short, if you bought the car for its performance and spirited drive, get the manual. On the other hand if you buy it with the intention of cruising to work, latte in hand, leave the hard to find MT on the lot for someone else.
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yea, im driving my first 6mt (had a 04 g35 coupe) and although im still on a huge learning curve its got a lot more push to it. hopefully they come out with a flywheel and clutch for the 37 soon!
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yea, im driving my first 6mt (had a 04 g35 coupe) and although im still on a huge learning curve its got a lot more push to it. hopefully they come out with a flywheel and clutch for the 37 soon!
you've only had a manual for a week and already want a racing clutch?? i say, give it some time to master on the stock clutch otherwise you will have some issues...
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One of the reasons I'm looking to switch (oh, OK, upgrade) from my Maxima to a G, is that Nissan no longer offers a MT on the Maxima SE's.

The CVT is OK - we have it on my wife's Murano - but certainly isn't much fun to drive.

Goodbye Nissan - hello Infiniti
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you've only had a manual for a week and already want a racing clutch?? i say, give it some time to master on the stock clutch otherwise you will have some issues...
hey hey i know man... first im gonna get a new shift knob to make me go faster! (jk about goin faster part, i swear)
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