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Old 05-20-2004, 02:03 AM   #1
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I know the manual is quicker in the hands of a good driver, but how much slower is the automatic next to the manual? 1/4mile? 0-60?

I have driven manuals before, but never owned one. I am sort of thinking about getting a manual transmission when i purchase my 3. The main reason I haven't bought a manual in my 4 previous cars is cause I'm lazy. Also with the 3, I think having the automatic you can shift would be too cool to pass up.

Whats everyones opinion on this? :?

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Old 05-20-2004, 02:31 AM   #2
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I prefer a manual but the wife refuses to drive one, so I always buy an ATX. The Sport tranny is more fun than without it. You say you're lazy, so buy the atx.
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Old 05-20-2004, 02:41 AM   #3
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Another manual vs auto discussion???

OH BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everyone's gonna have their own preferences...

Its all up to YOU!!!

doesn't matter what i have, or what the next person has...

It's what you prefer and what ur gonna have to drive for 2,3,4 or 5 yrs!!!

So make the decision urself!!
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Old 05-20-2004, 06:38 AM   #4
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This might help...
http://mazda3forums.com/viewtopic.php?t=1354
http://mazda3forums.com/viewtopic.php?t=2205
http://mazda3forums.com/viewtopic.php?t=2900
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Old 05-20-2004, 08:27 AM   #5
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to answer your question, the ATX will be .5 to 1 full seconds slower to 60 in straight line acceleration. it could be worse if the driver didnt torque brake at all. i think once moving though, it'll be almost as responsive, minus drive train losses
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Old 05-20-2004, 01:18 PM   #6
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"5 to 1 full seconds slower to 60 in straight line acceleration"

Thats a load
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Old 05-20-2004, 02:25 PM   #7
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I will never have an automatic, you are giving up a lot of power and a whole lot of responsiveness to the torque converter.

I'd say that .5 to 1 second slower 0-60 is a reasonable estimate.

Get the manual, you won't regret it.
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Old 05-20-2004, 02:29 PM   #8
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We should pick one of these (say the biggest) and sticky it, it would help avoid these kind of repeat questions.

I've also seen "FAQ" forums on boards where these kinds of things get put.

Some candidates for the FAQ forum?
Auto or Manual (duh)
What's the circle on the bumper for
Can the nav system play DVD movies
How much Ford is in the Mazda3
2.0 vs 2.3
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Old 05-20-2004, 03:01 PM   #9
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Sorry to offend everyone. I just thought i would post a question about that topic. Afterall how else will I learn all I can learn about a Mazda 3 when i don't even own one.
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Old 05-20-2004, 03:08 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by "Digger10t"
to answer your question, the ATX will be .5 to 1 full seconds slower
I think that is about right also. Some should take one out the the drag strip and the dyno to get some real numbers.

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