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AT vs MT for a 4x4 regular cab

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by meepmeep, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. whitetaco2012

    whitetaco2012 Member

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    ultracool
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    MT has extra gear and gets a bit better MPG maybe like half mile per gallon LOL.

    AT lets you sit back and chill especially when you girl is next to you.

    I honestly don't drive fast and the I4 auto will get me to 70mph quick and that is enough. Downshifting just sucks. If you need to go fast and drive 80-100 get the v6 auto.
     
  2. T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Road head with auto & bench seat would be the biggest plus of automatic, I'll give ya that but how many actually have auto/bench setup? Are you gonna be able to savor the BJ while your cruise control is all acting weird in the automatic? If I want to chill with the wife and all that then we can take a different vehicle. There are advantages to both and then there's personal preference or needs & that pretty much sums it up.
     
  3. xcheese1

    xcheese1 Kobe

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    I've had both: 2006 manual prerunner i4 and a 2011 auto 4x4 i4 in access cabs. even with the extra weight of a 4x4 i definitely prefer the auto. they are trucks, not sports cars, and neither are fast. the auto is just more relaxing to drive i find. and this is my first auto car so i'm not biased
     
  4. wolftree

    wolftree Well-Known Member

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    meepmeep,

    I have the automatic in a 4X4 Regular cab and love it. Yes, you get bucket seat with the autoimatic transmission. Given how you intend to use it, low speed on fire roads, consider adding an after market trans cooler as well, $70.
     
  5. n0ms

    n0ms Well-Known Member

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    Maybe that's a 2nd gen thing or your heavy feet, my 95 is still running on its factory clutch and brake pads at 148k. I have no idea how the owner(s?) before me drove it but for the last 20k I've been going offroading monthly and driving it daily.Sometimes I do abuse the clutch and I feel its going to fail soon however. Your 100& sure about the TOB tho.
    In the end ,clutch isn't the greatest but its not the worse plus its a truck so you know it won't shift as smooth as a import tuner.
     
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