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Old 05-07-2018, 10:57 AM   #58 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by hydrive View Post
it is hard to drive one in miserable Toronto traffic.
Not for me. I would choose the manual, even in Toronto. I grew up & returned to live there (before leaving again), and only ever had manual cars.

Also, it's worth saying that not all manuals are created equal. Clutch effort & engagement characteristics have a lot to do with whether the car is a chore to drive in stop & go conditions or not. EG: the Mirage has the lightest, easiest to use clutch I've ever driven, period.
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