Why are auto's in demand

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  1. Catscratch Fever

    Catscratch Fever Silver Member

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    The reason I asked was the couple Hellcat auctions that I seen on TV that brought a lot of money were all manuals. Granted I didn't see every car auction with a Hellcat, just my observation. The only reason I heard is they are faster in the 1/4 mile. and not everyone can drive a stick.
     
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    Because they're a lot faster. And I have not heard anyone taring one up yet. So they must be better.
    I have heard of a few clutch problems.
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    Their faster and nor have i heard of an A8 failure yet. Now for manuals my clutch list on a personal friend level is at 3 now, on these forums theres quite a few. But I think we can blame more then half of them at people who didnt want to take some sort of ego hit and get the auto but blow through 5 clutches since they never drove manual before.
     
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    Catscratch Fever Silver Member

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    I heard the auto is sealed and no service is ever needed. I don't know long term about that.
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    That is correct, Never do a fluid change.
     
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    Hard to believe, I heard the same thing.
     
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    You auto guys are funny. The Auto is a bit quicker, but A LOT faster no way. We're talking mere tenths of a second and maybe half a car length. Wow, that's A LOT faster!!!!

    Also, if you can't drive stick, why would you buy a manual hellcat. Also launching a 700bhp rear wheel drive car with skinny tires STUPID. Just gonna break the car and fail to launch well half the time. I'm getting this car because I love the looks and sheer power. If I wanted 1/4 champ I would have gotten a GTR.
     
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    Yes a lot!!
     
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    Traded my 12 Yellow Jacket M6.Alot of us are old farts. I find it much easier to eat breakfast,talk on the phone,juggle, and not spill a drop of my starbucks in morning traffic.
     
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    It's hard for some to take but, the A8 is FASTER. Get over it. :D
     
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    The Auto is just easier to drive.
    The 6 Speed is for those that like the feel of rowing gears.
    Both are great just pick your poison.


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    Yo Catscratch, you are right auto is sealed, but no service is ever needed, that I have doubts about. One of the reasons Dodge does not want anyone into that trans. Is $$$$$$ worth of advanced tech. Dodge does not want anyone to know what the hell is in there. Someone else stated auto trans Is only a few tenths faster than the stick. In the world of drag raceing a few tenths faster can mean go on to next round or go home. On the other hand if your not going to put your car on the drag track go with the stick.
     
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    I'm old and the muscles/body joints are getting creaky. A8 for me...especially on heavy-stalled freeway traffic.
     
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    I just attended a race event on a 3/4mile runway.
    3 manual Challengers were there , and 2 Charger autos ALL HELLCATS...
    See the results for yourself, racetherunway.com
    I was car 419 and have no shame with my times or runs....
    Oh for those that can't be bothered, ALL 3 6spd Challengers beat the stock Automatic Charger Hellcat in the 1/4 on the runway :p
    And the autos were not much faster at the half mile!!
    The white charger was running Mickey Thompson ET Street SS tires and ALL. Others were using OEM summers.
    Real world results, if you can drive a stick they aren't much slower
     
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    It was actually 300' short of 1/2 mile for safety reasons ( see last yrs video) LOL
     

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