<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>maual or auto it doesnt make a whole lot of difference once the auto is out of the 1-3k rpm range which only takes about 1 second. <hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size=1 id=quote>
Actually the auto's are slower for three reasons.
1) As stated above, they don't get to launch with as much power, because they're at lower RPM's upon launching.
2) Auto-box loses more power between flywheel and wheels than manual. For tibs, loss is about 16% for auto, and about 11.5% for stick. So again, they won't even have as much power to use.
3) Taller gears are slower for acceleration. 4 speed auto trannies are going to have taller (slower) gears than your 5 speed stick.
I can take both V6 Camry's and V6 Accords with my car, but only by a couple cars.
And Random's right, the V6 Accord is more of a highway cruiser than a drag racer, so the gearing is appropriate for having power later on, not 0-60.
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