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#1 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 08:16 PM
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Looking for advice on ordering an srt.

Not sure whether to go 6 spd or auto. Will mostly be a daily driver with a super short commute interspersed with a 500-1000 mile round trip almost monthly.

6 spd seems like a lot of shifting. Do you leave it in 4th around town? Do you jump a few gears to get it to 6th sometimes?

Likely won't bother with the sunroof or Harmon Kardon. Any other thoughts on what you like or don't like would be appreciated.
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Personally I like the auto you may manually shift if you like I like sunroofs too.

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Ditto I have an Auto with Sunroof for the open air feeling when I cruise.
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I use my '12 SRT for daily driving and it's an auto. The 6-speed would be fun but there are some days where I'm just downright lazy.


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I have a 6 spd and my wife has an auto. They are both great. If you plan on doing a lot of drag racing the auto will be faster. If you are going to be doing a lot of highway travel, and it sounds like you are, keep in mind the 6 spd is doing around 90 at 2000 rpms. That's a nice cruising gear.
Around town I use 1 through 5. I don't use 6 until I'm doing at least 60. I don't feel like I'm spending a lot of time shifting. After driving both, my wife likes the 6 spd a little better but she was worried about her arthritis so she went with the auto.

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I like the stick and with the power of these cars you can skip gears if you want, 1-3, 2-4, 3-5, etc. 6th is reserved for 55-60+. Almost 40,000 later I still enjoy shifting. Like others said if you want to go fast in the 1/4 go with an automatic. It will not only be faster it will also be cheaper.



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It will not only be faster it will also be cheaper.
I am guessing the auto is cheaper to run because shifting the 6 spd is a little too much fun? Hence more gas listening to the exhaust?
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Not sure whether to go 6 spd or auto. Will mostly be a daily driver with a super short commute interspersed with a 500-1000 mile round trip almost monthly.

6 spd seems like a lot of shifting. Do you leave it in 4th around town? Do you jump a few gears to get it to 6th sometimes?

Likely won't bother with the sunroof or Harmon Kardon. Any other thoughts on what you like or don't like would be appreciated.
I usually run 1-4 around town. The six speed is a blast to drive. Make sure you test drive both then make your choice. Good luck and let us know what you bought.

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How lazy can you be? I don't care about shifting at all, love it everytime I shift. It is just so much more freedom.


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If you test drive the 6 speed, that is the car you will buy. Yes, you can skip shifts.
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