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When groups get added I want to make a group.

A manual car only group. Absolutely no autotragic posting or autotragic sympathizing. Who would join? 

A lot of people don’t know the elite way to drive is with three pedals. What shall I name the group? 

I don’t want to steal from facebooks MEJ cause honestly they suck now and just post shit. 

Also open discussion on why a manual transmission is better or if you think otherwise (your wrong) go ahead! 


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Reply by Xx ItzMikey xX

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idk but auto drivers should be Pathetic Auto Scum like on facebook JK

Three Pedal Society for manual drivers


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Reply by Evil Mosquito

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Here are my two elite vehicles. Id definitely join a manual only group. I'm in mej on fb . Autotragic robs driving of its soul


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Reply by Xx ItzMikey xX

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honestly, there's nothing like ripping it up the mountain or a nice background and shifting gears, rev matching to go around a corner and feeling the car take you where you command it. All these kids say "BuT aUtO iS fAsTeR nOoB" ok, you're just too scared to learn manual...


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Reply by Mindaugas

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Oh hell yeah, I am down for a Manual group 👌


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Reply by Tom Anderson (Australian)

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if you don't clutch you ain't much


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Reply by Naim Dean

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I'm not an auto car hater by any means, but there definitely is a certain edge about driving with that third pedal and having to shift the gears yourself. My current two (soon to be one) vehicles are both manual transmission. Both are standard 5-speed manual sedan cars.


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Reply by Calvin T

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I love manuals - but getting harder and harder to get high performance manuals. I've tracked McLarens, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and some Porsche models where manual wasn't even an option. I saved my Porsche with a manual as my new daily needed for high speed passing on backroads before curves is an auto G70 Sport/Prestige/Elite 3.3TT. You don't want to hit a cow in a 2700 lbs Porsche - which is my fun weekend car that is manual. It's not as fast as my daily, but a lot more fun. It took getting used to an auto as I haven't driven one in 25 years outside of work rental cars when traveling.


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Reply by Gruumsh

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I like them due dont have to rely on a ecu to keep constantly shifting. Able to hold the rpm in the gear you want to help go up a hill when loaded. Why I'm glade my daily and work truck are both manuals.


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Reply by Eamon the Elite™

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Count me in.

Manual is the way to go. Driving one actually requires you to focus.


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Reply by Chris

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I’m definitely down for a manual car fan group. 


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Reply by Seth_AP93

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What about Hyundai’s iMT (intelligent manual transmission) that has only 2 pedals but a normal manual shifter lol. Interesting system but I don’t understand the appeal or advantage it has over having a clutch pedal.


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Reply by bratty baby

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omg count me in lol! i liked "three pedal society" xD 


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Reply by Mary

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I drive a standard.  

Mine is a 1994 Honda. 

How is driving standard being considered a noob? Manuals require a level of skill and focus; did I mention hills? You have to actually pay attention to your driving and to the road. I'm not a skilled manual driver by any means, but I prefer them any day to driving an automatic. 


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Reply by Stu D E Andrews

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So I’m a dude from the Uk that’s a totally manual country. Now live in Australia which is a Auto country, total mindfu*k. Needless to say, I have sought a manual car here. Can’t believe so many ppl have auto only licenses tho 🤦‍♂️


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Reply by Justin Raymer

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I hated manual transmission when I first started driving, until my Dad dropped me off 15 miles from home, and the only way back was to drive manual. Greatest thing he could have done.

I'm 36 now, and almost exclusively have driven manuals. I don't argue why they are better, I just like them. (Although it is hard to argue with that feeling you get grabbing the perfect upshift). Lucky to have a wife that prefers manuals as well.

Vehicles I've had that were manual.

1985 Mitsubishi Dodge Colt 3 door hatch - refused to drive it and parents sold it (I was an idiot)
1998 Sonoma 2.2ltr - forced to learn on, came to love it. 
2002 Saturn SC2 - Those 1.9 DOHCs riiPPPED. 
2006 VW Rabbit 2.5 Hatch - Crashed avoiding deer. Tuned and mild bolt ons. Loved it
2015 VW Passat 1.8tsi - Last year for manual Passats in the US. We still daily it.
2017 Mazda3 2.5 Hatch Touring - Brilliant car. Needed more room so it was traded in for...
2020 Tacoma TRD OffRoad. Shifts like a tractor. I love it. Old school rowing the boat.


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Reply by Störti

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I honestly prefer the automatics as I'm grown too lazy to stir the gearbox by hand. But the only cars with an automatic gearbox were/are my Jags. All the previous ones (more than 20) had manual gearboxes.
The pic above is my current daily driver, an SLK 230 supercharged with a 5-shift.

But there's still the love of my amazonian cat (though they're actually british...*lol*) She's my pride and joy and long distance bomber. Occasoinally I use her as a wedding carriage.



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Reply by Initial Andy

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We have manual Elitist jerks on spacehey?! This is frikken awesome. Like the internet cockroaches except obviously ELITE.


Definetly no scum drivers allowed. 🙅‍♂️


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Reply by Patrick

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Manual is the preferred way to drive here in the UK.


I've ridden motorbikes for the last 7 years but I must admit that i've gotten lazy over the last 2 years because my bike has a quickshifter so i'm a bit out of practice apart from using a clutch to pull away in 1st.

Just passed my driving test a few weeks ago so it's been nice using a manual a bit more.


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