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5 bad cars in bumper-to-bumper traffic

Audi TT RS
Audi TT RS
  • Price: $39,900
  • Gas mileage:
    • City - 22
    • Highway - 31

Stop-and-go traffic can be annoying in a car, but do it in a vehicle that has a manual transmission and it can be pure hell. There's nothing worse on your state of mind, let alone the wear and tear on your car, than having to shift gears every few seconds because of bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Because of that, car buyers who spend their mornings and evenings in rush-hour traffic may want to forgo the manual transmission for an automatic. While the traditional stick shift is going the way of the dinosaur as more manufacturers trade the traditional manual transmission for a hybrid one, one car that can be sold only with a stick is the Audi TT RS. If you drive in heavy traffic, you might want to steer clear.

The stick may be an annoyance, but the 2014 Audi TT RS has everything car enthusiasts would want, including a 2-liter turbocharged TFSI engine and Audi's all-wheel drive and cutting-edge interior technology. But for commuters, it will all be lost on the constant stop-and-go traffic.

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