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Manual or Auto. -------The big decision.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rupp1, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Mar 11, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    Rupp1

    Rupp1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I thought I knew. Really.

    Sometime this year I am going to step away from my 2006 SR5 DC 4X4 Auto. (Had it since new) My focus was on getting a 2012 DC OR with the 6 speed in Pyrite Mica. I was pretty clear that's what I was going to get.I have driven a 2011 6MT, so I know how the 6 speed feels. After much though, I made a couple of lists to help cement my decision. My case for the Manual doesn't look good... lol

    Just thought it was funny. :goingcrazy:




    6 speed
    Nostalgia

    Auto
    Wife can drive w/ no hassles
    Easier to drive when wheeling
    No rev-hang
    Can eat/drink while driving easier
    Better availability- find one w/options wanted
    Better resale market
     
  2. Mar 11, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    SplitDecision

    SplitDecision Phones Ringin Dude

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    / thread :D
     
  3. Mar 11, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    I have a manual. That said nostalgia really is the only upside. I enjoy driving it but the auto is better for everything from wheeling to gas mileage. Unless you're super set on the manual get an auto. It depresses me to say it because I love mine but manuals are out matched these days
     
  4. Mar 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    ScreamingTaco

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    Manual
    Wife won't want to drive it.
    Friends won't ask to borrow it.
    Thief won't be able to steal it.
     
  5. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    Rupp1

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    Now that's funny.
     
  6. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    Sunner

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    Auto, hate my manual now. Never buying a manual car again.
     
  7. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    I guess in that case you could also say, harder to eat while driving therefore less likely to be a fatty
     
  8. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    RobbySkateboard

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    manual! More control when off roading, more fun and in tough with the truck
     
  9. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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    Kevin C

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    No further discussion after the wife thing :) For me, it's auto all the way, but, I'm an old guy. Good luck.
     
  10. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    :confused:
     
  11. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    tbturner47

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    The 6 speed in the 2nd gens is fucking terrible. Just search all the threads on here. My 09 with 40,000 clanked, chirped, and rattled. Tons more have had the same problems. That's why I got an auto. Sucks too cuz I love manuals.
     
  12. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    Taylor

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    This may be the first time I've seen "car guys" recommend an Auto.

    I'm astounded.
     
  13. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I really like my Auto after coming from driving a Manual truck for the previous 14 years . I can shift when I want to and don't have to if I don't want to .
     
  14. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    I've never owned an auto. I want one next time, but I do admit it's nice that nobody wants to borrow my truck. One less thing to deal with.
     
  15. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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    Have you owned a manual 2nd gen? Id recommend flintstone power over that.
     
  16. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Try this

    No
     
  17. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    This is similar to the perks of an access cab. W:Dhen someone asks for a lift you can say sure, just cram into this little hole packed full of my stuff
     
  18. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    Yep, I don't have to play taxi and I still come across as a nice guy because I DID offer!:D
     
  19. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    That works well. But with the six speed I don't even have to get off my ass to go answer the phone.:D
     
  20. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    If you want a manual, get a 1st gen 5 speed.

    otherwise stick to the auto IMO.
     
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