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manual or automatic, which do you prefer and why?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 2004TacomaSR5, May 3, 2011.

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manual or automatic?

  1. manual transmission

    60.1%
  2. automatic transmission

    39.9%
  1. May 3, 2011 at 6:44 AM
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    2004TacomaSR5

    2004TacomaSR5 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I prefer a manual because they are funner to drive and are less likely to be a victim of car theft being that most car thieves these days can't drive a stick! Also I feel more in control of my vehicle when it is manual. My Tacoma is a 4 cylinder with a 5 speed, I had to do some searching to find that truck but am happy I took the time to get the one I wanted
     
  2. May 3, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    2010nctaco

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    Used to love a manual, but got tired of it in my old ranger sitting in 5 o clock traffic.
     
  3. May 3, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    tammikm

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    auto, the manual in the tacoma is terrible. Had one and traded it for the auto... it was lik driving a transport
     
  4. May 3, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    Woodsy211

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    Just got rid of an 07 with and auto, now i have an 11 with the 6 speed. I like the 6sp,but no complaints with the auto either
     
  5. May 3, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    BuckNakedBooda

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    Both my Tacoma and my Scion are manuals because my wife refuses to drive a stick...
     
  6. May 3, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    that why i got my automatic. i would get tired of this Raleigh traffic with one. .. once i move back home (rural Johnston County)for good in a few years, i'll get a stick. but that will probably just be a project, play truck.
     
  7. May 3, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    NC15TRD

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    Honestly I like them both for different reasons. I had a 5spd in my dakota before I got the auto Tacoma. I really liked the contol I had with the standard, but where I work in the winter I where heavy bibs and boots and that made it a bit of a task. The auto cures that but I really miss the manual in the summer months when heavy clothes aren't needed.
     
  8. May 3, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    Junebug McQuinn

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    I prefer manual overall, but not the Tacomas manual transmission. I test drove it, didn't like it, and got the automatic.
     
  9. May 3, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    ontarioyota

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    I live in the country and since my 1st gen Taco is a tiny 4 banger I love the manual!!!

    Seems like the 2nd gen manuals are crappy by what I read on here.

    Old yota manuals are great...I had 2 corolla wagons in the past(89&93) and the man tran was awesome!

    Also had a 06 Matrix...did not like the man tran and the shifter location was horrible.
     
  10. May 3, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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    woodygg

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    auto anyday. it's 2011, i don't need to do the cars job.
     
  11. May 3, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    skytower

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    I like being able to work on my truck without having to buy many expensive/specialized tools to fix it. The specialized tools I would have to buy to work on a manual trans will work on most manuals. The same cannot be said for autos.
    There are less small moving parts in a manual, which makes it less likely to break.
    I like directly controlling my truck, rather than indirectly. The throttle by wire irks me, but that is another subj.
     
  12. May 3, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    Jester243

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    Automatic, it is smooth and gets better gas mpg's than the manual :D
     
  13. May 3, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    gov875

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    i prefer a manual but i got it to tow my boat and as my daily driver. putting the boat in at the ramp with the manual just wasn't going to be enjoyable or good for it and traffic around the DC area sucks.

    i'll probably get an old 1st gen stick shift at some point.
     
  14. May 3, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    tig1

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    I like manual, in the winter I can ajust going up or down hill better.after driving an auto. it's just easier, to me anyway.

    later tig1
     
  15. May 3, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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    GP3

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    It depends.


    A manual is not fun when you are driving too and from work in traffic. Not one bit.


    If I had a weekend car it would be a manual.

    My DD will always be an auto.
     
  16. May 3, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    hookedontronics

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    Slow tacoma, automatic

    Sporty car, manual

    It's not fun to drive a manual in a slow car, our trucks are not too bad but it's deffinately not thrilling. I wanted the manual but after seeing the 20 week wait time i got the auto and i am very glad i did, in hindsight i made the right choice. I think i would have been very unhappy with a manual.

    Now i saw sporty car because i also have a honda s2000, they never made it in a auto but it would be soo stupid fi they did. Manual is the only way to go with that car
     
  17. May 3, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    Towing a boat with an auto is much easier especially on the ramps. It would be fun every once in a while to have a manual but overall I'm lazy while driving and dont feel like shifting.
     
  18. May 3, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    stmpjmpr

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    WHAT?????arent they the same?
     
  19. May 3, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    TacomaBuzz

    TacomaBuzz Manual Transmission Enthusiast

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    X2 unfortunately manuals are becoming a rare species due to all the lazy asses that would rather text/talk/eat while driving. What a shame, manuals are a lot more fun to drive, the people who drive manuals are always better drivers too.
     
  20. May 3, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    Jo Dog

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    I prefer manual trans but I bought the auto because 16 years driving a strait shift Iwanted a auto.
     
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