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Help deciding between automatic and manual?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by stombs, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Nov 9, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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    Osugoose

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    If I could have bought a DCLB manual, I would have. If the auto ever goes out I might try to swap it.
     
  2. Nov 9, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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    I bought an automatic and soon after regretted not getting a manual.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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  4. Nov 9, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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    Oh brother :)

    Welcome to TW...interesting 1st post.

    I gotta ask, did you join TW just so you could post this? Seems you going right to this thread that there may be more to the story.

    ON EDIT: And now the quoted post has been deleted... Does this now move to the WTF thread?
     
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  5. Nov 9, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    After reading some of the negative comments on here about the 6-speed, I second guessed my choice of ordering one.

    After driving around my '14 with a 6-speed today for the first time, I know made the right choice. This thing is a blast to drive. It shifts like a sports car compared to my previous truck.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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    I honestly do not understand why so many people on this forum want a manual transmission in their trucks.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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    I honestly don't understand why so many people like the color red.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    My truck is MAGIC
    Auto is really great. Super smooth, decent on fuel, good for cruising. Manual is fun for more spirited driving. I enjoyed having an auto as a younger kid. Really fun to beat on. However I was beating on skyline GTRs.

    I just switched from auto to manual.

    Crawlbox + manual= :)
     
  9. Nov 9, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    I honestly don't understand why people can't make up their own minds
     
  10. Nov 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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    I'm 17 as well, and I only like to drive manuals. My tacoma shifts like a dream compared to my 1990 toyota pickup. I like having the manual because it gives you total control over the vehicle. I like to engine brake, and in my experience manuals always hold up better than automatics. Also, I mean come on man, you're 17 years old. You can shift your car like a real man, you're not old yet and need a car to shift it for you. You'll have way more fun in it I swear! Plus, with so many automatic Tacos in this world, having a manual won't be hard to sell, that is if you chose to get rid of it for some reason. ;)
     
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  11. Nov 9, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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    That was my point.

    For what it's worth though, in my experience, it is REALLY hard to find the 6-speed on any lot to test drive.
     
  12. Nov 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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    Why you mad tho
     
  13. Nov 9, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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    Thank you...honestly.

    And oh what a world to live in where a manual makes you a man. I'll be sure an pass that on to my mother, sister, aunts & ex. who all either own or have driven manuals.
     
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    Never mad
     
  15. Nov 9, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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    This ^^^
     
  16. Nov 9, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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    Every time my wife tells people she likes driving stick, I giggle.
     
  17. Nov 9, 2013 at 8:16 PM
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    I'd giggle too if your wife told me she "likes driving stick" :D:D:D
     
  18. Nov 9, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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    Your whole year of driving experience ?
     
  19. Nov 9, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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    I crosssed 3 states to buy my 6-speed Sport Taco. Nobody close to me had one. I used to race a full caged 240sx at the local circle track (with a couple wins) so i like to race around, downshift, break the rears loose, zip through corners and put up some RPM's. The instant control, and the ability of gear/RPM range is something i enjoy. But that's just me. Every person is different. Guess it depends on your driving style. Good luck
     
  20. Nov 9, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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    Welcome to TW

    This thread is the new "intro" thread...lots of first time posters.
     
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