• Jun 23rd 2010 at 6:21PM
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Mazda offers a good reason to choose an automatic – Click above to watch the video after the break

Generally speaking, all of us at Autoblog prefer to drive a manual. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule. For instance, driving a supremely sedate luxury car with anything other than a sit-back-and-relax automatic gearbox doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Also, when stuck in gridlock traffic, who wants to deal with a clutch pedal?

And then there's the odd situation presented in our Funny Car Commercial of the Day. We'll set the scene: There's a young man driving an old station wagon with a manual transmission. Add one beautiful Italian blonde with long legs and a short skirt who just happens to need a ride. And she apparently wants some attention.

The moral of the story? Sometimes, having an automatic transmission is a very, very good thing. For what it's worth, the Mazda2 just so happens to offer one. Check out the video after the break and check out veryfunnyads.com for more funny car commercials.

[Source: veryfunnyads.com]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Any girl who gets a guy to dump a stick car for an auto should also trade in his balls.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I traded in my manual for an automatic car because my girlfriend couldn't drive stick, and needed the car to get to work.

        Three months later I sold it and got another manual car, then taught her how to drive it. It's definitely the better choice.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why, you want them?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just keep it in 2nd permanantly. Free right hand voila, you don't want to drive fast anyway when you're occupied.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Video no longer available, FAIL!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I push my girls hand away when she tries this in my car, and if she is persistent she gets to walk home.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Gives her some time to think about what sort of sandwich she ought to make when she gets home.
      • 5 Years Ago
      hahaha very true
      • 5 Years Ago
      If she pulls his head down, and he keeps going...

      then I'm impressed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      On another note, that's a nice Mazda Familia wagon =P
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's a Ford Taunus.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why not shift with your middle or middle-right hand?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd wreck that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too funny -- you'd imagine a girl like that would date a guy with a slightly 'better' car? Besides a real man can shift and get the hand back in proper position quickly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This actually happened to me once in college. The power of a beautiful girl (who actually wants to put her hands on you).
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