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It's easy, just think of all those clutch de-clutch movements you make next time your doing 1mph on the M1 or M25 😱😱😱

I have had an automatic car for the last 22 years and will never never go back to manual !

The E-Pace auto box is 9 forward gears and as sweet a gear change as you can imagine😎

If you want to play Sporty Joe then just use the Sport setting !

Bliss 😀
 
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I wouldn't go back to a manual. One other advantage of auto is that the electronic parking break is fully automatic. So when you put the gear into park the parking break also comes on, and when you put it in drive it goes off. So you never have to touch the parking break. I've only hand hand breaks before in autos so an automatic parking break is a bonus! Just one more thing you don't have to do.
 

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Auto all day long.
Some have commented that the auto box often struggles to select the correct gear but I can honestly say I have not experienced any such issues.
I have recently switched from a bmw with a very smooth 8 speed auto and I think the jag 9 speed is equal to the bmw box.
Added bonus of the auto is the remote start option which has proved very useful the last few days!!
 

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Both have their merits... auto allows you to remotely warm up the car or cool it down before you get into it, the driving of it is effortless especially in stop start traffic and the gear changes aren't really even noticeable in the auto but I would say if you need to suddenly accelerate for whatever reason in my experience I did find a slight lag in response from putting my foot down to the car actually getting going.
For the manual for me it's all down to feeling like your driving a car, I didn't take a test so that a car could do the work for me I love driving and I get more from the manual, I will say that I don't do a lot of motorway miles so I don't personally suffer the stop start traffic problem and the manual option will limit your choice of engine so there's that to consider but for what most of us get them for it's probably practicality and comfort over speed. This is purely my own opinion and I think you'll be happy with either it all depends on your day to day driving and lifestyle as to which one suits you more, hope this helps
 
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Jagster said:
Both have their merits... auto allows you to remotely warm up the car or cool it down before you get into it, the driving of it is effortless especially in stop start traffic and the gear changes aren't really even noticeable in the auto but I would say if you need to suddenly accelerate for whatever reason in my experience I did find a slight lag in response from putting my foot down to the car actually getting going.
For the manual for me it's all down to feeling like your driving a car, I didn't take a test so that a car could do the work for me I love driving and I get more from the manual, I will say that I don't do a lot of motorway miles so I don't personally suffer the stop start traffic problem and the manual option will limit your choice of engine so there's that to consider but for what most of us get them for it's probably practicality and comfort over speed. This is purely my own opinion and I think you'll be happy with either it all depends on your day to day driving and lifestyle as to which one suits you more, hope this helps
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Good reply and it's obvious your as committed to a manual as I am to automatic😀

So if I said we both set off from the same point to the same destination and could NOT exceed the speed limit then would we arrive at the same time but you would be exhilarated and I would be nice and calm ?

Just a bit of fun 😀
 

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ctoneman said:
Jagster said:
Both have their merits... auto allows you to remotely warm up the car or cool it down before you get into it, the driving of it is effortless especially in stop start traffic and the gear changes aren't really even noticeable in the auto but I would say if you need to suddenly accelerate for whatever reason in my experience I did find a slight lag in response from putting my foot down to the car actually getting going.
For the manual for me it's all down to feeling like your driving a car, I didn't take a test so that a car could do the work for me I love driving and I get more from the manual, I will say that I don't do a lot of motorway miles so I don't personally suffer the stop start traffic problem and the manual option will limit your choice of engine so there's that to consider but for what most of us get them for it's probably practicality and comfort over speed. This is purely my own opinion and I think you'll be happy with either it all depends on your day to day driving and lifestyle as to which one suits you more, hope this helps
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Good reply and it's obvious your as committed to a manual as I am to automatic😀

So if I said we both set off from the same point to the same destination and could NOT exceed the speed limit then would we arrive at the same time but you would be exhilarated and I would be nice and calm ?

Just a bit of fun 😀
Well... that would depend on the speed limit we're driving up to ;) both auto and manual are able to give you exciting or calm drives dependant on road and traffic conditions I personally prefer to control as much of the vehicle as I can and changing gears manually is a part of that for me, I just wanted to throw my bit in to balance the scales a little bit, but there's a lot to be said for autos dependant on your preference and lifestyle because they are clearly a popular choice.
Good question ctoneman I like what you did there...fun ;)
 
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Have you ever driven automatic but use the "manual " sport lever ? I never do but would be interested in if it operates exactly as a manual shift using the clutch ?
 

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I use mine in "Sport" mode and "Dynamic" all the time, but leave gear-changing to the computer, I have tried it manually shifting for a bit of fun, the shifts are very smooth and quick, but too much trouble for everyday motoring, it does come in useful for hill descents, saves covering the brakes all the time, Tony.
 

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I have driven it that way I test drove the auto first it was an r dynamic model so it had the paddles and I am aware you can knock the drive selector up and down to change gear and honestly I think if I got an auto and lived with it I would settle into that way of driving but for now, for me, it's 3 pedals and a gearstick :D
 

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I'd be interested to know if there's anyone on here that has previously had automatics and switched to a manual and their reasons for doing so? At the moment it seems like it's all just manuals switching to autos or auto drivers for life
 
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I use mine in "Sport" mode and "Dynamic" all the time, but leave gear-changing to the computer, I have tried it manually shifting for a bit of fun, the shifts are very smooth and quick, but too much trouble for everyday motoring, it does come in useful for hill descents, saves covering the brakes all the time, Tony.
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I am intrigued by your post. So you have an auto box but you click over the gear selector to S and select dynamic mode and then just drive it without touching the gear selector again ?

Well I live and learn 😱

Does that give you added performance ? I just assumed in S mode you had to shift up and down manually

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Ctoneman, yes that is how I drive it, also drove previous XE with same settings, it holds engine speed closer to peak torque so doesn't have to think which gear to look for, removes hesitation at junctions avoiding lurching that eco mode causes, because that is always looking to put you into highest gear possible, in my experience doesn't cause any difference to fuel consumption, just makes car more responsive, try you may like it, Tony. p.s. recent journey involving mix of rural lanes, residential, "A" roads and motorway, 29.4 miles, 38 mph, 50.2 mpg, 49 minutes. info from eco screen 99%, braking 5.0, speed 4.8, brakes 4.9.
 
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I have to go down to Portsmouth for a few days so will give it a try 😀

We have similar specs on the car so should be interesting!

Chris
 
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