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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; i have a cls 55 Mercedes right now an in the process of wanting to get a cts v 2011.. ...
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    underdogg is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Auto or manual which one you have

    i have a cls 55 Mercedes right now an in the process of wanting to get a cts v 2011.. i drove a 2013 coupe auto an i love the handling an style of the car .performance was very impresseve .. i need some of you guys help i know i want the sedan but stuck
    on if i want the auto or manual . i know i want more control over the car an play around with it an i know with an auto there only so much u can do. i want to know if u have either or do you wish you change ? how do it feel to drive a manual sedan ??

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    Grabs a folding lawn chair and a beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalCTSV
    Grabs a folding lawn chair and a beer.
    ...and says quietly to himself, "here we go again".

    To the OP, mine's an automatic. I just decided I was tired of rowing since I had recently moved from a manual transmission car before. I'm satisfied with it though, trust me.

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    Went from an E34 Manual to an SUV and wanted to drive into a wall after 3 years. I have a manual Coupe and commute 30 miles each way in congested LA traffic. I loved the manual on my E34 but the ergonomics of the seats and constant trips to the shop got the best of me and sold it after putting 2 years and 45,000 miles on it. The V has 21,000 miles and still gives me that excited to drive feeling. I have a 66 Chevelle in the garage that I don't even want to drive anymore.

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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    I could go either way - not that there is anything wrong with that

    But I bought a pre-owned 2011 coupe and this time I opted for the A6, my last performance car was a Z06. Either are good.

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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    2012 and newer autos have upgraded software for slightly quicker upshifts.

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    I have a tuned 2012 coupe and I will tell you it is fantastic. When my friend and I go out (he has a ZR1) he is very impressed on how fast the CTS V with auto is. Sport mode with paddle shifters is auto heaven.
    My 2 cents
    Good Luck choosing

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    It's difficult to get an M6 to beat an A6 with similar mods in a quarter

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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    If you purely want to race......they say the auto is faster........personally....i just dont see how you can enjoy this car with the auto....Paddle shifters just dont do it...... Sometimes i want to upshift at 2k.....sometimes 3K........ sometimes something else... pushing the paddle just doesnt do it for me...
    only auto at our house is the expedition though...wife has 5.0 mustang manual. three sons with a Kia, a Evo and a Mustang ....all manuals.....Daughters: jeep and a eclipse.....all manuals......sooooooo my response is not surprising

    My 2 cents.

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    I had the same opinion until I drove the auto.

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    I drove an auto at Monticello. I Iiked it. I drive a sedan. A manual. Manual all day long. Whatever tiny advantage an auto has in the 1/4 can be trumped by a couple hundred bucks in mods.

    There have been MANY threads on people regretting getting an auto and have even asked about doing a transmission swap. Craziness. If its even a thought, get the manual and always be happy...

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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    I love my 6spd manual wagon. It's fast too for what it has in mods...11.85 at 120.3mph with an Airaid and DRs

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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    I'll say what I say every time this comes up - if you like manuals and you want to drive a manual, GET THE MANUAL. If you like manuals but get the automatic for convenience reasons, in 3-6 months you'll be back here asking how to convert it to a manual or asking for advice on how to trade it in on a manual V. This isn't about which is better, this is only about which one you prefer.

    If that's not enough for you to decide, then test drive both, then decide.
    V locity, V locity, VMoose and 1 others like this.

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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    Manual here - love it!

    Rob

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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    I have an auto in my CTS-V because it's a Cadillac. My '69 Chevelle SS has a Muncie trans with a Hurst shifter and nothing, except maybe a Ford Toploader, shifts as satisfying. I had a 2000 Camaro SS with 6 speed and was annoyed at times when I didn't want to shift, especially stop and go traffic. I also hated screwing with wearing out clutches.

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    Re: Auto or manual which one you have

    i have a manual and love my car just did a stock dyno pull and made 499 whp ... life is good and about to be better when i begin modding

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