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Anyone regret getting an automatic transmission?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by WPDAWG11, May 2, 2013.

  1. WPDAWG11

    WPDAWG11 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I had one on my blazer for a while and got really frustrated when I attempted to wheel it. I finally broke down and got a manual taco and now it is awesome and much better when wanting full control over my vehicle. Anyone regret having a auto like I did?
     
  2. teamamerica

    teamamerica Get off your horse and drink your milk.

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    if i had a 4cylinder i'd regret it. but with the 6cylinder, auto is nice. especailly for towing&traffic

    my logic
    4cylinder's=manual
    6clyinder's=auto
     
  3. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    I'm glad I didn't get the crappy 6 speed
     
  4. WPDAWG11

    WPDAWG11 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah with the 6cyl I would want a automatic. I got a regular cab b/c I wanted the better capability of a short wheelbase. Too bad the regular cab cant have a 6 cyl. The best of both worlds!
     
  5. Razgriz

    Razgriz wtf am i reading

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    not at all
     
  6. BigOly

    BigOly Well-Known Member

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    I had no choice, DC 1st gens only came in automatic :mad: but still love my rig regardless. I can always do a manual swap down the road but since this is my DD and my commute sucks ass, I'm not gonna complain! :p
     
  7. rickmeseke

    rickmeseke subaru of america

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    Nope, I have a bike if I want to enjoy shifting. Auto is nice for those drunken bar nights when some sober girl has to drive you home who probably can't drive stick
     
  8. RangerNelson

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    Yeah after driving my friends manual 08 rubicon I wish my yota was stick shift
     
  9. 127.0.0.1

    127.0.0.1 AKA ::1

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    offroading at extreme angles is so fine with an automagic tranny
     
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    Love my Auto on this truck!
     
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    woodygg Well-Known Member

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    nope. never. it's not a sports car... don't need nor want one.
     
  12. ChiefManyWrenches

    ChiefManyWrenches Well-Known Member

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    I sold a Mazdaspeed3 to get my Tacoma. It was a 6 speed and I loved it but I am really glad this truck is an Automatic. Any sports car I would prefer a manual but for trucks I'll take my auto any day.
     
  13. WPDAWG11

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    But the auto 4cyl are so very slow!
     
  14. carcharias

    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    I regret not getting an automatic earlier. Guess which knee gives me trouble?
     
  15. JohnWJ

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    I like my Auto but again the Misses can not drive a Manual :p:p
     
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    Auto is the way to go, especially for the v6.
    Lots o traffic + auto = breeze
    Lots o traffic + manual= bitch
     
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    I was reading a post and Barlowrs was saying the only reason he got a manual was so he could jump his truck if it came down to it. However, he noted it probably didn't matter now that he has a metric shit ton of awesome armor and gear on it (way more weight for one person to push).

    I've also read a bunch that if you crawl a lot, autos come in handy. I was at the same crossroads at one point, and am pretty darn happy I went with an auto.
     
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    i feel bad for pre09 manuals that have lots of trouble. my 09 has been great though
     
  19. Rich91710

    Rich91710 Well-Known Member

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    I've had a few manuals in the past.
    For the most part, I like them, but driving in heavy traffic in LA sucks.
     
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    Not one bit, driving 80 miles in LA traffic every day would be annoying with a manual. And from what I hear the auto trans on the tacoma is great. The auto in my 97 4runner was original till the day I sold it with 256k.
     
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