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Difference(s) betwixt RegCab 4x4,Manual vs. Automatic...

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by wgreenlee1021, May 19, 2014.

  1. May 19, 2014 at 8:32 PM
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    wgreenlee1021

    wgreenlee1021 [OP] Off the Meds Again...

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    So far I can see these differences between the two...
    Manual:bench
    Automatic:buckets and console

    Manual:lighter weight
    Automatic:A little heavier

    Automatic is a $1000.oo more for being auto...


    What else am I missing that is different between these two?

    I might be getting one soon although if there is word soon about generation 3 I will be holding out....maybe.

    :thumbsup:
     
  2. May 19, 2014 at 8:48 PM
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    toyodajeff

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    Manual is 5 speed, auto is 4. Manuals have what I think is better resale even though they have a cheaper new sale price.

    I dont think manual transmission is really covered in extended warrenties.
     
  3. May 19, 2014 at 8:58 PM
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    wgreenlee1021

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    Ok,something else to ponder.
    Resale and warranties...
    Thank you.:thumbsup:
     
  4. May 19, 2014 at 9:01 PM
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    TrdSurgie

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    Rear leaf spring tsb 5000 miles, w ac fan 26k miles, windshield creaking 28k miles- not warranty. Bad upper idler pulleys 32k miles- not warranty, Toyota Quality!
    Also the auto gets better mpg. Manuals often need a new clutch after about 60k.
     
  5. May 19, 2014 at 9:21 PM
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    wgreenlee1021

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    I test drove a manual and I could see myself at 50k with the clutch and mpgs.
    Thanks.
     
  6. May 23, 2014 at 2:46 PM
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    ancient11

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    In the manuals I had, my left foot and right hand are so busy shifting......one barely has time to get a drink or tune the radio. They are fun to drive but it gol old (like me) in short order.
     
  7. May 23, 2014 at 3:29 PM
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    ecoterragaia

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    Im at 70,000 and on the original clutch. No slippage so far, though it does rattle a bit when the A/C is on. I will say that the manual is NOT smooth though. I had a 50,000 mile learning curve, and i still clunk into 2nd almost every time.
     
  8. May 23, 2014 at 8:22 PM
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    wgreenlee1021

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    Yeah,that's what I'm think'n.
    Fun for a while then a nuisance in heavy city traffic.

    Prob go with auto.It's just me and the wife now so no need for bench seat in a reg cab.
     
  9. May 29, 2014 at 8:02 AM
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    berk

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    I like my manual much more now that I've regeared and installed a short shift kit. Not cheap (short shift is) but worth it. Now I can use 5th again, at speed under 120.
     
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