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Hello all!

Been lurking here since November-ish but more so lately with all the speckling of information and leaks we come to receive.

So, as the title states. What transmission will you be going with?
Until an official debut of the Nissan Z/Fair lady, it's speculated we will have either the 9G-Tronic from the Mercedes line up or if I'm not wrong and please be kind when you correct me if I am, the 6 speed from the current Z.

I was leaning all the way manual. With a car like this why would you bother with anything else, right? But I've no idea what a 9G-Tronic auto offers against the manual transmission. I would appreciate any insight on this.
Will definitely have to try both if a dealer has the patience for me as I purchase one but till then I just check in here three times a day to see what's new.

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Welcome to the forum @Dazeoff_! Personally I'm going to go with the manual because who knows how much longer we'll have to get a manual sports car like this. I've seen and heard the 9G-Tronic is solid for an automatic but I'll leave that for someone else.

If you're really into the technical stuff here's some good videos about the 9G.

 

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Welcome

I'm going Auto. Both my 350zs were manual but since 2008 I've been all paddle shift. I would really like to drive the new Z in manual but actually owning it day in and day out I guess I'm just over manual cars in 2022.
 

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I'm going auto, as well. This'll be a daily for me and I've really never been that infatuated with driving a stick-shift vehicle in the first place. I do, however, offer enormous props to Nissan for continuing to present the manual as an option 🤟
 

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I am on the fence, really hyped and thinking seriously about the manual, is there anything better that working your own gears in a car
like this? I work from home so no traffic commuting concerns, both my 300ZX’s were manuals, but I am older now plus alot more tech is onboard. YTuber savage geese just did a vid on this topic and he mentions how much better today’s auto’s are etc.
 

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I'm going auto transmission as well. Won't be a daily for me, but auto is much easier in traffic and on road trips. I've driven a few Mercedes vehicles and the 9g-tronic is quite fun. Plus, autos are faster than manuals. You can't out shift a computer, especially the newer ones.
 

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Manual, period. Just more fun and engaging at the track, auto rev-match or not, since I'm used to heel-n-toe. It won't be a daily driver, or maybe just 25%.
 

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I am on the fence, really hyped and thinking seriously about the manual, is there anything better that working your own gears in a car
like this? I work from home so no traffic commuting concerns, both my 300ZX’s were manuals, but I am older now plus alot more tech is onboard. YTuber savage geese just did a vid on this topic and he mentions how much better today’s auto’s are etc.
Funny you should mention that! It's the whole reason I wound up on the fence on this! 😅
Made me wonder if it's the whole car culture that made me want a manual more or if it's because I haven't found an auto that isn't a DCT that I've been too thrilled about. I'm happy with what I've seen of the new Z that's for sure
 

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I'm going auto, as well. This'll be a daily for me and I've really never been that infatuated with driving a stick-shift vehicle in the first place. I do, however, offer enormous props to Nissan for continuing to present the manual as an option 🤟
Yeah, certainly!
Could always have gone down the Supra route and not offered one at all and that may have been why I felt so drawn to the manual option on this car.
 

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Welcome to the forum @Dazeoff_! Personally I'm going to go with the manual because who knows how much longer we'll have to get a manual sports car like this. I've seen and heard the 9G-Tronic is solid for an automatic but I'll leave that for someone else.

If you're really into the technical stuff here's some good videos about the 9G.

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Welcome to the forum @Dazeoff_! Personally I'm going to go with the manual because who knows how much longer we'll have to get a manual sports car like this. I've seen and heard the 9G-Tronic is solid for an automatic but I'll leave that for someone else.

If you're really into the technical stuff here's some good videos about the 9G.

Thanks, Rusty!

This vehicle seems like such the enthusiasts vehicle that I thought an auto might spoil it. I'll give them videos a watch and see where that sways me 🙂👍
 

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Stickshift, this kind of car has lower limits, and should be an excellent street car. Its not hunting numbers, and its purely a car for fun and excitement that can be used everyday. If im buying a fun, engaging car, I want the fun, engaging transmission to go with it, yaknow?
 

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Understand all the reasons for an automatic, and for a daily driver it makes sense, especially in stop-and-go traffic.

However, as mentioned before... this may be one of the last even remotely analog, new, affordable performance cars. Even with digital information displays and assistance aspects, the primary controls, the drivetrain, suspension, and steering are still likely to be direct and kinetic.

If not a matter of daily urban commuting, seems like an opportunity to get and still enjoy a manual gearbox. Hopefully keyless remote start, adaptive cruise, and other niceties will still be included with the manual. Even with an analog driving experience... a few tech perks are a bit nice on those cool mornings, or long straight sections of road between the curves.

But the automatic version is likely just as good, and a compelling option for those who want to drive that way for whatever reason they may have.
 

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Hello all!

Been lurking here since November-ish but more so lately with all the speckling of information and leaks we come to receive.

So, as the title states. What transmission will you be going with?
Until an official debut of the Nissan Z/Fair lady, it's speculated we will have either the 9G-Tronic from the Mercedes line up or if I'm not wrong and please be kind when you correct me if I am, the 6 speed from the current Z.

I was leaning all the way manual. With a car like this why would you bother with anything else, right? But I've no idea what a 9G-Tronic auto offers against the manual transmission. I would appreciate any insight on this.
Will definitely have to try both if a dealer has the patience for me as I purchase one but till then I just check in here three times a day to see what's new.
MANUAL TRANSMISSION!!! It’s a no-brainer for me because it’ll be a weekend fun car to replace my G37 S Coupe 6MT. I’ll wait a few years for a Nismo version as I want more hp as it’ll likely be the last stick shift I’ll own. We always have an automatic sedan/wagon/SUV for daily. I just can’t imagine buying this car for fun w/an automatic unless it’s for tracking, which I don’t do. As others have mentioned, I too am getting older (I’m in my 50’s) which is precisely why it’s gotta be a manual - last of a dying breed and I’d like to run down the clock driving an enthusiast car the old school way. I’m an analog guy in a digital world. Plus, it’d be full circle for me since my first two cars were stick shift Datsun 280ZX’s.
 

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I thoroughly enjoyed the DSG in my 2016 GTI.
I pretty much hate the 7AT in my Q60.
So, I'm not against an AT, and I'd like to get the last of a dying breed.
I know the 9AT will definitely be faster than the 6MT, however I will need to test drive one first to see how the 9AT behaves. I am 99% going for a 6MT, unless the 9AT is impressive, which I kind of doubt.
 
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