I have a few nagging questions that I keep wondering about cars, and I'm curious to see the replies on this forum. I'd ask them in an Auto forum but I think the posts here will be a bit more enjoyable and down-to-earth. 1) Why do cars accelerate slower when you turn on the A/C? 2) Are manuals really that much faster than automatics? Everytime I gas my auotmatic after a stop light, the guy next to me in his manual seems to really slow down every time he changes gears. Automatics seem so smooth and it also seems that their speed isn't affected as much when switching gears. Plus automatic transmissions are getting better with 5-speeds available... 3) What are the differences & benefits between rear-wheel and front-wheel drive? 4) What are the differences between unleaded gasoline engines and diesel engines? ------------------------------------ These next questions are just what you think. If the ones above are already answered you can always talk about these: 5) What is the next car you plan to purchase and/or dream car you'll probably never drive? (sorry, had to ask this one here. Oh my dream car is a McLaren F1. 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, yikes!) 6) What's the fastest car you've been in? And the most expensive? 7) Which car do you think sounds the best? (I like the deep gutteral rumble of a souped-up Mustang myself but am not a really big fan of the car) 8) Which car company do you love and which do you hate? 9) If you were to spend $6000 on your car, would most of it go to performance modifications, the exterior, or the audio system? 10) Which new car would you rather get- A Subura Impreza WRX or Nissan Maxima?