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Auto or manual?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SurfInferno, Feb 28, 2010.

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Auto or manual?

Poll closed Mar 30, 2010.
  1. Auto

    75 vote(s)
    38.7%
  2. Manual

    100 vote(s)
    51.5%
  3. Both

    19 vote(s)
    9.8%
  1. Feb 28, 2010 at 11:00 AM
    #1
    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno [OP] Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    What do you guys drive? auto or manual?

    I drive manual.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2010 at 1:09 PM
    #2
    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Stick...LOve it.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2010 at 1:52 PM
    #3
    coffeesnob

    coffeesnob Well-Known Member

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    My 2010 is an automatic. I like shifting gears but not when I am on the highway going or coming from work and dealing with traffic jams on the highway. Plus it's nice to jump in drink a coffee and just cruise.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2010 at 3:14 PM
    #4
    taco084gb

    taco084gb No matter where you go there you are.

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    I like the manual but the automatic is a little smoother shifting. The manual is a little different to shift. Took me a while to figure it out. But I wouldnt trade it for an automatic. Since My GF has the automatic so I can drive it when I want and she drives my Stick:D
     
  5. Feb 28, 2010 at 3:38 PM
    #5
    SmoothFox

    SmoothFox Well-Known Member

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    ditto
     
  6. Feb 28, 2010 at 3:42 PM
    #6
    MStef66

    MStef66 Well-Known Member

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    I drive auto but miss driving manual.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2010 at 3:48 PM
    #7
    Chris(NJ)

    Chris(NJ) Well-Known Member

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    Both! hah. The taco is Manual, M3 is SMG and S10 is auto. I think I covered all the bases w/ the three vehicles :p
     
  8. Feb 28, 2010 at 4:54 PM
    #8
    Reaper22

    Reaper22 Well-Known Member

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    4 cylinders must be stick, but the V6 has the power for auto although stick is funner..
     
  9. Feb 28, 2010 at 5:41 PM
    #9
    kanelakos

    kanelakos Well-Known Member

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    I had a new 06 six speed that shifted well but always sounded like the U joint was ready to go. Got rid of it for an automatic. I have been driving for thirty some years and most of that was a stick so for those who want to tell me I dont know how to drive a stick .:p
     
  10. Feb 28, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    MachoTaco10

    MachoTaco10 Well-Known Member

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    stick, just because I like to have full control of my truck. autos can get annoying shifting up or down when you dont want it to. or when you go to hammer her down is there is a.............. delay.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2010 at 5:58 PM
    #11
    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno [OP] Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    :amen:
     
  12. Feb 28, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    travelingman

    travelingman What would Scooby do?

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    Really? I haven't noticed that.I've been driving a stick for the last 180000 miles and I'm sick of it.With the newer autos control is no problem at all.
     
  13. Feb 28, 2010 at 7:08 PM
    #13
    Birdfarm77

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    auto saved the stick driving for my 77 transam
     
  14. Feb 28, 2010 at 7:18 PM
    #14
    VixTacom

    VixTacom SYC TACO

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    Love driving stick.. every vehicle i've had (except for the camry) has been a stick. I have dahtsun pick-up at my grandparents in costa rica thats a stick and my taco is a stick
     
  15. Feb 28, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    I have a stick but I wouldnt hesitate to get a auto
     
  16. Feb 28, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    I love driving a stick, but this truck came with a auto.
    I dont mind for one reason - Auto starter
     
  17. Feb 28, 2010 at 8:20 PM
    #17
    Performula

    Performula Six lugs of fury!

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    In the power department, with my 2.7, I could not image it with an automatic. BUT but but, manual is good, for me.
     
  18. Mar 10, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    s2studio

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    6sp manual here
     
  19. Mar 10, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    lowzone

    lowzone Well-Known Member

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    never owned an automatic. ive bought some vehicles to resell that were autos but never drove one as a daily driver except when my GMC was at the dealership for repairs....which was OFTEN....hence the Toyota purchase :)
    if the throttle sticks, i know i know too soon.....i can just push the clutch pedal in and be safe :) or i could turn the key off too....but i like the better control of a stick shift. The best is when i had an Isuzu Rodeo V6 5 spd, some twat in a Jaguar with a clip board in one hand, resting on the steering wheel, writing something with the other while holding the cellphone with her cheek, NOT paying attention to traffic....well, 5th to 2nd came up in traffic and i dumped the clutch slow enough to go from 50 to 20 without locking the tires. no brake lights to show her i was slowing, all i saw was the phone and note pad go flying, her grabbing the steering wheel with BOTH hands and slamming on the brakes as her Starsmucks coffee hit the windshield. she stopped in time but it was worth every chance of getting hit. it was a lifted 4x4 rodeo trail pig so i was good to go. Advantage manuals :) Fuck'n classic move
     
  20. Mar 10, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator Not your average girl

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    6 Speed man...that's all I've ever had. Actually I think I've only driven a 5 speed once in my whole life
     
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