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manual or automatic, which do you prefer and why?

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manual transmission 373 59.97%
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:17 AM   #441
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Having a manual would be very annoying for me right now! I drive a mile a day with a top speed of 30, and I stop 8 times in that mile!
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:20 AM   #442
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Having a manual would be very annoying for me right now! I drive a mile a day with a top speed of 30, and I stop 8 times in that mile!
Ha try driving rush hour traffic in a big city. I probably clutched 40 times in a mile on average in Minneapolis.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:23 AM   #443
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:00 PM   #444
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MT for me...
less expensive, less chance for theft even if it is a small difference, excuse to not let people borrow the truck since they don't know how, descending hills in N, fun factor, about 35 lbs lighter , push starts when the battery or alternator is bad, and I think a shifter in a truck makes it look more like a truck.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:35 PM   #445
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Manual transmission all the way. My truck is not my DD it is a dedicated off road truck. I like the manual trans for its versatility off road...
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:51 PM   #446
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I commuted into Pittsburgh (30-60 mins crawling) with a 5 speed Wrangler for over a year and it wasn't that bad. I prefer manual, especially for off roading. Went with the automatic Tacoma because of the praise it received as well as the negative reviews for the stick.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:54 PM   #447
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30 years of driving almost nothing but manuals. "Hand shaker" for life, for me.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:58 PM   #448
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Automatic hands down. The traction control, the shifting at prime RPM's for given circumstances, the less wear and tear for stop and go traffic, and it's better for racing. Yes, I said it, automatic is superior to manual when it comes to racing. Look it up if you don't believe me.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:02 PM   #449
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Automatic hands down. The traction control, the shifting at prime RPM's for given circumstances, the less wear and tear for stop and go traffic, and it's better for racing. Yes, I said it, automatic is superior to manual when it comes to racing. Look it up if you don't believe me.
DCT automatics are faster.

The torque converter slush boxes like what's found in the taco are in no way similar to a racing DCT and are far worse for racing than a manual.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:17 PM   #450
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DCT automatics are faster.

The torque converter slush boxes like what's found in the taco are in no way similar to a racing DCT and are far worse for racing than a manual.
Thank you for clarifying that and sparing me from explaining it.

Manual all the way. I feel disconnected from the car in an auto.

My friend is a master certified toyota tech and he told me to buy a manual. Says he has never seen a manual with issues and has had customers beat the crap out of them. Automatics are more common to have issues according to him.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:23 PM   #451
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Thank you for clarifying that and sparing me from explaining it.

Manual all the way. I feel disconnected from the car in an auto.

My friend is a master certified toyota tech and he told me to buy a manual. Says he has never seen a manual with issues and has had customers beat the crap out of them. Automatics are more common to have issues according to him.
I agree... just more sh*t that can break/wear down.
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Thank you for clarifying that and sparing me from explaining it.

Manual all the way. I feel disconnected from the car in an auto.

My friend is a master certified toyota tech and he told me to buy a manual. Says he has never seen a manual with issues and has had customers beat the crap out of them. Automatics are more common to have issues according to him.
Unfortunately that isn't true with the v6 2nd gen tacomas. Maybe the current ones are ok but early second gens had clutch and TOB problems.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:43 PM   #454
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god this thread in never ending and repetitive and just shit
Where's oz to post 'auto' some more?
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:55 PM   #456
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...and it's better for racing. Yes, I said it, automatic is superior to manual when it comes to racing...
Luckily I only take my Taco to the track a couple of times a week.
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god this thread in never ending and repetitive and just shit
My tranny can beat up your tranny. Kinda like the oil threads, isn't it?
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Unfortunately that isn't true with the v6 2nd gen tacomas. Maybe the current ones are ok but early second gens had clutch and TOB problems.
Yes, I should have clarified. 1st generation is what he was referring to about the transmissions. He told me to stay away from the 2nd gens entirely.
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