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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

    60.0%
  2. automatic transmission

    40.0%
  1. isu2014

    isu2014 RAT Products

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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.
     
  2. Mr Salty

    Mr Salty Well-Known Member

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    Auto, I'm too lazy anymore :yawn:
     
  3. Li0nel1234

    Li0nel1234 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  4. 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...
     
  5. Burghlar

    Burghlar Well-Known Member

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    I commuted into Pittsburgh (30-60 mins crawling) with a 5 speed Wrangler for over a year and it wasn't that bad. I prefer manual, especially for off roading. Went with the automatic Tacoma because of the praise it received as well as the negative reviews for the stick.
     
  6. Plain Jane Taco

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    30 years of driving almost nothing but manuals. "Hand shaker" for life, for me.
     
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    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.
     
  8. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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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.
     
  9. Nc987

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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.
     
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    I agree... just more sh*t that can break/wear down.
     
  11. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Unfortunately that isn't true with the v6 2nd gen tacomas. Maybe the current ones are ok but early second gens had clutch and TOB problems.
     
  12. IDtrucks

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    god this thread in never ending and repetitive and just shit :laugh:
     
  13. steve o 77

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    Where's oz to post 'auto' some more? :laugh:
     
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    Luckily I only take my Taco to the track a couple of times a week. :burnrubber:
     
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    My tranny can beat up your tranny. Kinda like the oil threads, isn't it? :deadhorse:
     
  17. IDtrucks

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    but worse
     
  18. Ice Horse

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    I prefer autos because it's just easier for me on and offroad.
     
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    Yes, I should have clarified. 1st generation is what he was referring to about the transmissions. He told me to stay away from the 2nd gens entirely.
     
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    If you don't know how to use the hand brake for an uphill start, you really shouldn't dare drive a stick in a place like San Francisco.
     
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