Acura Legend Forum banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey everyone I've been checking out these forums for a few days now because I'm looking for a legend to buy (G1) but this is my first post. My question is that I've never driven a manual before (all my cars have been automatic) but am seriously considering a manual legend. I don't plan on doing any/much racing..I know I say that now.. ;) Anyway anyone got any thoughts about this before I make my decision? Is a manual that much harder or more annoying to drive? Thanks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,590 Posts
I've got both 5-speed and automatic Legends. The 5 speed is not hard to drive at all, and I would highly recommend it over an auto.

Good luck in your search! :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Manual v. Auto

If you have never driven a manual before, you will simply need to find a teacher and allow time to learn the mechanics. It is certainly harder if you've never done it, but it's not hard to learn and it's rewarding.

Once you get used to it, driving a manual can be a lot more fun than an auto because you are in control of the shift timing.

It's only annoying in an embarrasing way (killing it when starting from a stop going uphill, missing your gear, putting it in the wrong gear, etc. If you are not concerned about such embarrasment, you're all set.

Good luck!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,039 Posts
I went from automatic G1 to 6speed G2.
The G1 was SOOOOOOO fun in automatic, imagine in 5speed?
Must be a great car, just really hard to find.

-Jose
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
867 Posts
i love the automatic tranny, i use it as a stick with the S mode and all

in the city its annoying to drive a stick with all the traffic and the lights

if u keep the auto trany in good shape u wont have problems
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
703 Posts
I highly reccommend a manual. I've owned 3 manual Legends and I don't know if I could switch to anything else. The Legend shifts much smoother than most M/T cars so it shouldn't be too difficult to learn on one. I don't mind shifting in traffic. Once you learn, it's just like second nature driving one.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top