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Auto or Man

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MRCapps, Aug 14, 2009.

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Auto or Manual

Poll closed Sep 13, 2009.
  1. Automatic and happy

    92 vote(s)
    46.2%
  2. Automatic but should have gone manual

    15 vote(s)
    7.5%
  3. Manual and happy

    85 vote(s)
    42.7%
  4. Manual but should have gone automatic

    7 vote(s)
    3.5%
  1. Aug 14, 2009 at 6:08 AM
    #1
    MRCapps

    MRCapps [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So... the wifey thinks i should get an automatic trans (she cant drive a manual), however I am pretty partial to the manual. Was just curious as to what people had/wanted. Also, how's your MPG on either side (a little bet we have going on). I have always heard that manual gets better....... any experience/advice?
     
  2. Aug 14, 2009 at 6:16 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I fint the auto in my truck is the best Auto I have ever driven. No regrets.
     
  3. Aug 14, 2009 at 6:17 AM
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    Tacoyota

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    Yikes its unanimous!! oh, just me votin first. I like manuals, i can pull more extra mileage from one, but I'd get an auto any day too if i couldnt choose. Go auto in your case and use other methods for economy.
    my sticker is 22 freeway, ii get 25-26 regularly.Autos often lose just 1 or 2 mpg on stickers, more maintainance though
    around town i see about 19, its about 1/2 to 1 miles 'tween redlights if that helps.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2009 at 6:22 AM
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    Demoncleaner

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    Drive both, see what you like and what will meet your needs and environment.

    The Auto has taller 5th vs Stick's 6th so it gets a tick better mpg on the interstate. That said, in hill country with almost no stop and go, the 6spd is great and I avg 20 mpg all summer, 17-18 in winter.

    4.5 yrs w/mine, I'd buy it again.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    Veccster

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    I like manuals as well but got the auto for the wife. She drives when I've been drinking and I won't sacrifice drinking for a manual.

    I've tried to teach her (i feel bad for the tranny on my old car :eek:). She just doesn't get it and doesn't care to try. She says..."get an auto and I'll drive - get a manual and you drive".
     
  6. Aug 14, 2009 at 6:58 AM
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    Niknaq

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    i would pick manual but if i had a wife I would have gone automatic IF i had to let her drive it. Automatic isnt that bad.
     
  7. Aug 14, 2009 at 7:40 AM
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    ozmon420

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    who wants to drive manual in traffic?
     
  8. Aug 14, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    Niknaq

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    miami traffic? nobody!
     
  9. Aug 14, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    ImpulseRed008

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  10. Aug 14, 2009 at 8:02 AM
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    nad

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    its a toss up for me i like my manual, but like Veccster said my gf doesnt care to learn and it would be nice if she could drive the truck too. I really like the way the autos drive too.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2009 at 8:20 AM
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    yotarob2005

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    I like a good manual but have heard about a lot of people having problems with the 6 speed. I vote Auto.
     
  12. Aug 14, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    TL697

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    I originally was stuck on getting the 6 spd manual until I drove the new 5 spd Auto...

    Probably the best auto I've ever driven...

    I'm averageing 19-21 mpg combined with my '09 DC SB TRD Offroad 4x4 V6...

    And, it works great offroad and in 4Lo...
     
  13. Aug 14, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    what kind of problems? I haven't heard of any
     
  14. Aug 14, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    drew02a

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    Maybe I'm just a douche, but I don't give crap that my wife doesn't drive standard well. I love it.

    If we're going somewhere I know I'll be getting sloshed, we take her car.
     
  15. Aug 14, 2009 at 8:31 AM
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    drew02a

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  16. Aug 14, 2009 at 8:32 AM
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    jrsmokestacks

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    I would never wana drive an auto in traffic, your constantly riding the brake. I leave it in 1st and crawl. And yes I sit in 2 hours of chicago traffic daily to drive my 40 mile commute to my farm.
     
  17. Aug 14, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    drew02a

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    I totally agree. I much prefer a manual in traffic, mostly because when you're sitting there you can put it in Neutral and barely hold the brake. In an auto you really have to hold it down.
     
  18. Aug 14, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    afd23a

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    I'm ok with either, but I like the control of the manual. Others have complained about the 5spd manual not being smooth, but after installing the URD SS it's waaay better.

    I've tried to teach my gf how to drive it and it went ok. She still doesn't really get it. She does want to learn though, in case we're out somewhere remote and something happens to me, she can drive me to the hospital. :eek:
     
  19. Aug 14, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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    drew02a

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    I hope those are her words and not yours :laugh:
     
  20. Aug 14, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    I didn't like automatics before I bought it either... it naturally drives right where I wanted to shift, so I fell in love with it right away.
     
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