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Would you get a 2014 Chevrolet SS with 6 speed automatic or 6 speed manual?

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    Votes: 58 55.8%
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    Votes: 46 44.2%
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If you were to buy a 2014 Chevrolet SS, would you order it with a 6 speed automatic transmission or a 6 speed manual transmission (if it were available)?
 

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surprised to see automatic and manual are nearly 50/50 here. my vote brought manual to just one vote closer to being even with auto.

ttc6 would kill himself if he saw this poll with all the automatic votes
 

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The reason I voted for an automatic in my SS is because I own two hot rod clutch cars. One is a '68 427 Corvette 4-speed and the other my '65 427 Chevelle 4-speed. These are go fast and make noise cars. My SS will be my cruiser and more adult type car. I am going on 66 years old and feel great!!! Hot cars and nice lookin' women--Yeah!!!
 

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Chose Auto, it'd be my daily driver (and only car), so ease of use in all conditions is what I'd need to shoot for.

Plus, I can tune the transmission to my liking.
 

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I hate to say it but I would probably go auto as well, simply bc its a big 4 door family sports car. Also I'm glad it finally has paddle shiters, even if its not a lightning quick response, it can always be tuned. If I were to get something like a mustang or vette I would only go with a manual.
 

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as much as I would like to have a manual transmission, which would make this more of a drivers car, the automatic transmission was probably the best thing for this car
 

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Well so far the results could be misleading. Since the SS is only coming with an auto you would expect that most active members expecting to buy the car are obviously fine with the auto. Anyone wanting a manual will either not stick around, or if they're here, they're die-hard hopefuls that it will show up in the future.
 

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Friend of mine, drives BMW 3 series hard top vert, ZL1 Camaro and an Avalanche. His BMW has DCT of all things.... his next daily driver is probably going to be the SS replacing the DCT 3 series BMW.... interesting.... I've owned 3 G8's, two with M6 and one with auto. I prefer three pedals to one... but have owned the A6 car. It's just one feature of the car and that is how most people buy. Compilation of all features and the SS has very cool ones but that LS3 sitting north south is probably my favorite.
 

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This is my obvious attempt to move this poll back up near the top of the list.
Bump. :hidesbehindsofa:
 

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Bump :hidesbehindsofa:
 

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You just described why I am still here.
Even though my head doesn't believe GM is smart enough to do the obvious thing, my love of the LSX and T56 keeps me hoping.
yeah, I see your point. However, sometimes a car maker gets it right w/the automatic and there are plenty of geat examples out there.

What's your opinion of my GXP's auto? I happen to love it. Especially the auto-stick ability.
 

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For me, its not about performance. I want to change gears with a third pedal. It doesn't matter if its a car, truck, etc - I prefer a manual. I have a DSG Jetta TDI right now and that's only because I quickly needed something for my 70 mile commute and I couldn't find a manual. I use the manual mode all the time, but its just not the same.
 

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surprised to see automatic and manual are nearly 50/50 here. my vote brought manual to just one vote closer to being even with auto.

ttc6 would kill himself if he saw this poll with all the automatic votes
GM did their homework, they wouldnt debut the SS manual-less if market research told them no one would buy. The points made in this thread are very valid, the SS will see more daily driving, with modern traffic the way it is many would agonize the in out of clutching in bumper to bumper. But there are some die hards who want manual all the time, I believe that would of been indicated in the research.

The car will sell like crazy, even to die hards who have GM glory day beasts in their garage but want something with the same pedigree but friendlier on the driver, especially everyday.

Never count out the appeal of modern conveniences
 
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