Originally Posted by Kirk1589
Automatics are for women so are all the fancy things second gens have. Why have a outlet in the bed so you can plug the washer in? 1st gen is the definition of a truck with truck features not a Camry interior with 4wd and a Bed. Manual is the man
hey now, all the 'men' i know with tacos have autos - i'm the only one i know with the 6-spd...
anyhoo, my '06 was an auto... my mom was trying to convince me to get an manual trans but i had never owned a manual trans vehicle before so i went the safe route with the auto. then i picked up an '88 mr2 with the 5-spd and it was great! when i sold that one, i missed shifting and got bored really easily when driving so i made sure to get the manual for the 2010 i have now.
biggest regret was not listening to my mother the first time around (but don't tell her i said that
) oh and there was that drive home when i picked it up from the dealership... brand new clutch + one of the worst traffic cities in the country (honolulu) + 5pm on a friday afternoon + like most local people, i drive barefoot = a brief moment of "why did i do this again?"
but other than that, i'm glad i have the manual trans and i don't think i could ever go back to auto... and my clutch only squeaks intermittently - usually if i press it in slowly.
i think the only time i may end up regretting is when it comes time to sell it - i hear they're kind of difficult to sell since not so many people drive manual anymore...