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Auto or six speed

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by NK ED, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Jan 2, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    NK ED

    NK ED [OP] New Member

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    I am seriously looking to purchase a new tacoma access cab trd off road package. I am interested in input of preferences of Automatic v.s six speed manual. Does the six speed have advantages, besides the fun factor? Any disadvantages besides mpg.
    Also I am disappointed in the color selection. Any rumors of new colors for 011?
     
  2. Jan 2, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    jdkeller

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    I would say auto. I hear a lot of people having clutch problems.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    t-com09

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    go with the six speed, way more fun. if u drive/shift economically mpg wouldnt be sacrificed
     
  4. Jan 2, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    Hoyal

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    6 speed! When I was stock height and tire size I was getting 400 to a tank.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    Frankiea87

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    nerf bars, 15% window tint. TRD shift knob.
    400 miles 2 a tank? im only getting barely 300.. howd you do that? haha mines a 2010 trd sport 6spd.compeletly stock
     
  6. Jan 2, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    NorthernTacoma

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    Love my 6-speed. I have a 10 DC OR. I'm just barely getting 300 miles per tank. I wouldn't change it for anything. True, some people are having problems with their clutches but the autos have problems as well. I believe there is a TSB for the autos and possibly a TSB for the manuals in the making over the clutch. The bad thing about the 6-speed is they are hard to find, but well worth it in my opinion.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    sweetbaboo

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    I was a bit surprised at how hard it was to get a 6-speed. I bought the last one on the lot even though it wasn't the color I wanted.

    Why does the 6 speed get worse gas mileage than the automatic? Isn't it usually the other way around?
     
  8. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    HondaGM

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  9. Jan 22, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    From what I've read, its just a difference in final gearing.
     
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