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First time owning a brand new car - a few questions about automatic transmission and owning a new car

First time owning a brand new car - a few questions about automatic transmission and owning a new car
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  • Dennis Rose
  1. Which is better car automatic or manual?
  2. Which is better AMT or manual?
  3. What does a new transmission do for a car?
  4. Is launching an automatic car bad?
  5. What are the disadvantages of an automatic car?
  6. Do manuals last longer than automatics?
  7. Is AMT good or bad?
  8. Why is manual better than automatic?
  9. Are manual cars safer than automatic?
  10. Is getting a new transmission worth it?
  11. How long should a brand new transmission last?
  12. Should I fix my transmission or get a new car?

Which is better car automatic or manual?

In general, an automatic car might be better suited to those who are used to urban driving. ... If you travel longer distances or are used to driving on faster roads, a manual car could be a better option. Having better control over the gear selection means you can drive more efficiently.

Which is better AMT or manual?

AMT is more fuel efficient than manual transmission, unlike automatic transmission, which reduces efficiency by up to 10%, in most cases. ... The cost differential between manual transmission and AMT is Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 in India.

What does a new transmission do for a car?

A transmission changes gears depending on car speed and accelerator input (i.e., how far down you push the pedal of your car) so that the engine's RPM or “revolutions per minute” are kept appropriately low. This provides two benefits: Fuel consumption is decreased. The turning gears do not overload your engine.

Is launching an automatic car bad?

The gearbox in an automatic vehicle is designed to shift gears, while your brakes are designed to stop the vehicle. If you want your car to last long as long as possible, then never launch your vehicle. It will only put a lot of strain and stress on the vehicle.

What are the disadvantages of an automatic car?

Cons include:

Do manuals last longer than automatics?

Manual transmission BOXES last much longer than automatics. The clutches, however, vary with the driver. If the driver is good, then the manual is just as good as the automatic. ... But good manual transmission drivers commonly have clutches that run over 100,000 miles (or even many hundreds of thousands).

Is AMT good or bad?

AMTs are not as good as automatics in traffic

Again, this is incorrect. For all the practical reasons, an AMT is as good as an automatic car, even in high traffic.

Why is manual better than automatic?

Manual transmission cars require very little maintenance, and generally maintenance and repairs end up being significantly less costly. ... Better fuel efficiency — Overall, manual transmission engines are less complex, weigh less, and have more gears than automatics.

Are manual cars safer than automatic?

Studies haven't really shown which transmission type is safer. Automatic and CVT transmissions do allow you to keep both hands on the wheel at all times, while manual transmissions may require more attentive driving. Your driving habits will play a larger role in your safety.

Is getting a new transmission worth it?

That said, if your car is newer or in really good condition and is still worth a significant amount of money, then it probably makes sense to replace the transmission and get it back on the road. You can then continue driving it, sell it or trade it in. Otherwise, the value of a car that won't drive is very low.

How long should a brand new transmission last?

Some transmissions can last just over 10,000 miles, while others will last over 200,000 miles. Generally though, regular vehicle maintenance is the number one factor effecting a transmission's lifespan, and good upkeep can help it last even longer.

Should I fix my transmission or get a new car?

It is almost always less expensive to repair a car than buy a new one. Although something as severe as a blown motor or a failed transmission will run you between $3,000 and $7,000 to replace at a dealership, such repairs still don't cost as much as buying a new car.

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