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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Auto or manual which one you have in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Manual for me, it took me 3months to find one. I test drove both the auto and manual before buying. ...
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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    Manual for me, it took me 3months to find one. I test drove both the auto and manual before buying. Surprisingly the auto wasn't bad to drive at all, but doesn't do it for me like the manual. IMO a car like this manual is the only way to go. Sure the auto is quicker off the line and at the track but from a roll that auto azz is mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06CTS-nV
    Manual for me, it took me 3months to find one. I test drove both the auto and manual before buying. Surprisingly the auto wasn't bad to drive at all, but doesn't do it for me like the manual. IMO a car like this manual is the only way to go. Sure the auto is quicker off the line and at the track but from a roll that auto azz is mine
    Automatic for me........ Just press and go!! No worries when crawling and sitting in very heavy traffic.. Can easily slap over to sport mode when feel the need to shift... My 2004 CTS-V was a six speed manual.. Hated the clutching in traffic, hill starts etc. Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austin View Post

    Automatic for me........ Just press and go!! No worries when crawling and sitting in very heavy traffic.. Can easily slap over to sport mode when feel the need to shift... My 2004 CTS-V was a six speed manual.. Hated the clutching in traffic, hill starts etc. Just my opinion.
    Hill starts are a non-issue with the manual with electric e-brake. As for clutching in traffic, much less with the tq of the LSA...

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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    I personally was really disappointed with an auto I test drove. It was a used sedan and it just felt unresponsive and disconnected. I really dislike torque converters but even the Porsche PDK doesn't do it for me. The manual is heaven though. Connected, fast, notchy...couldn't be happier.

    How are you doing hill starts with the manual and electric ebrake? The electric ebrake is a low point for me.

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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    I love my manual, but I burnt the clutch on a major hill. I didn't use the E-brake. I just do what I normally do, rolling backwards, and then releasing to go uphill. I couldn't believe the odor of the clutch. Stunk like hell. But nothing happened to it. Still shifts fine. Next time on a major hill, I will use the E brake.

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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    I personally was really disappointed with an auto I test drove. It was a used sedan and it just felt unresponsive and disconnected. I really dislike torque converters but even the Porsche PDK doesn't do it for me. The manual is heaven though. Connected, fast, notchy...couldn't be happier.

    How are you doing hill starts with the manual and electric ebrake? The electric ebrake is a low point for me.
    Pull up on e-brake to engage. Take foot off brake. When it's time to go, just worry about clutch and gas. e-brake will release. It was designed to do this...

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    Big Jim,

    That does work. I never knew that, thanks.

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    Big Jim,

    That does work. I never knew that, thanks.
    No problem! It's also mentioned in the manual...

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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    i never knew about that ebrake assist thing, i just use 3 peddles with 2 feet. not hard if you know what you're doing. 100000+km and no burnt clutch or problems, step ur foot game up fellas !

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    I know what I'm doing. Still used it...

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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    I know what I'm doing. Still used it...
    Me too. I've been driving a manual for 40 years. Heal toe around the race track. and I still burnt the clutch on a major hill.

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    Thanks for the ebrake heads up. Didn't know that til I read your answer and happened to drive off with the ebrake engaged. It just auto disengaged and I was off. I immediately thought 'Ohhhhhhhh, well that's not so bad...' I've read you can intermittently pull the switch while driving if you were doing an ebrake turn too. Now it's a bit more reasonable. I still like ripping a manually operated handle though.

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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    I've read you can intermittently pull the switch while driving if you were doing an ebrake turn too.
    Somebody else said it, is not me: all I can tell is that it does work - you can play with the clutch and totally forget about the acceleration up to the 2nd gear and about 15MPH if I am not mistaken, the car will adjust the RPM accordingly.
    HTH,
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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    Manual!

    The No-Lift-Shift is amazing!

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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Ho-Tep View Post
    Manual!

    The No-Lift-Shift is amazing!
    How is this supposed to be properly done? For a reason I understood that is only for WOT.
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