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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

    60.4%
  2. automatic transmission

    39.6%
  1. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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    V5ioV

    V5ioV My drinking team has a wheeling problem

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    Auto only if they're bitches…. manual if they're studs…
    no homo lol
     
  2. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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    Like a semi-auto ?
     
  3. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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    touché
     
  4. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    Tacoyota

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    Normal shifter like an auto.

    Most our work rigs are auto, in the end, as much as I find manual fun, work isn't the best place for them.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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    Oh , you said a hybrid , I thought you meant the tranny
     
  6. Mar 9, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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  7. Mar 13, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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    victorramse3

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    Automatic for a truck that I plan on taking off-road. It's just easier to Off-Road in an automatic than in a manual.


    I have never had an automatic until this truck. I find it very boring on my daily commutes but I love it when i'm off road.

    I'm looking into a beater miata or something as a daily haha.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2013 at 5:29 PM
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    V5ioV

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    I like the challenge of having to negotiate balance/torque/momentom with some good gas/chutch work/skills.….
     
  9. Mar 13, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    victorramse3

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    Yeah at first I felt the same way. I had a manual taco a few years back that I did it with. I was pretty good with it if I do say so myself, but when I got into some unexpectedly difficult and dangerous situations sometimes it would be more difficult than necessary.

    I'd just rather have that little extra bit of help when off-roading JUST IN CASE!

    It lets me focus on the task at hand a little more carefully when I don't have to worry about clutching.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    Having a manual would be very annoying for me right now! I drive a mile a day with a top speed of 30, and I stop 8 times in that mile!
     
  11. Nov 1, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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  12. Nov 1, 2013 at 7:20 AM
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    Ha try driving rush hour traffic in a big city. I probably clutched 40 times in a mile on average in Minneapolis.
     
  13. Nov 1, 2013 at 7:23 AM
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    Auto, I'm too lazy anymore :yawn:
     
  14. Dec 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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    MT for me...
    less expensive, less chance for theft even if it is a small difference, excuse to not let people borrow the truck since they don't know how, descending hills in N, fun factor, about 35 lbs lighter :D, push starts when the battery or alternator is bad, and I think a shifter in a truck makes it look more like a truck.
     
  15. Dec 30, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    HBtaco02

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    Manual transmission all the way. My truck is not my DD it is a dedicated off road truck. I like the manual trans for its versatility off road...
     
  16. Dec 30, 2013 at 6:54 PM
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    30 years of driving almost nothing but manuals. "Hand shaker" for life, for me.
     
  17. Dec 30, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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    Silence9

    Silence9 Solve et Coagula

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    Automatic hands down. The traction control, the shifting at prime RPM's for given circumstances, the less wear and tear for stop and go traffic, and it's better for racing. Yes, I said it, automatic is superior to manual when it comes to racing. Look it up if you don't believe me.
     
  18. Dec 30, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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    DCT automatics are faster.

    The torque converter slush boxes like what's found in the taco are in no way similar to a racing DCT and are far worse for racing than a manual.
     
  19. Dec 30, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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    Thank you for clarifying that and sparing me from explaining it.

    Manual all the way. I feel disconnected from the car in an auto.

    My friend is a master certified toyota tech and he told me to buy a manual. Says he has never seen a manual with issues and has had customers beat the crap out of them. Automatics are more common to have issues according to him.
     
  20. Dec 30, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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    I agree... just more sh*t that can break/wear down.
     
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