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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

    60.3%
  2. automatic transmission

    39.7%
  1. Dec 30, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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    Nc987

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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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  2. Dec 30, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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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.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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    steve o 77

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    205k+ miles, 265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    That's a good call,
     
  4. Dec 31, 2013 at 8:43 AM
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    flatblack

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    your hand brake wouldn't hold you on an SF hill
     
  5. Dec 31, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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    I use my clutch to hold me on hills all the time. Even steep hills.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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    steve o 77

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    Yeah that white smoke pouring out of your truck is your clutch. Seriously though that's about the worst thing you can do to it.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2014 at 6:23 AM
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    You don't smoke it... Never have I smoked a clutch. I just let the clutch out the the grab point before I let off the brake so I'm not going to roll back much. Then off the brake and go.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2014 at 9:42 AM
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    steve o 77

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    Oh ok I thought you were holding the truck on inclines for extended time. I've seen it a lot, some retard rolling forward and back on an incline instead of just using the brakes. Then they complain that their clutch only lasted 80k miles and that it must be a POS:rolleyes:
     
  9. Jan 27, 2014 at 5:02 AM
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  10. Jan 27, 2014 at 5:17 AM
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    I drive through Boston traffic for an hour every day and i still would not consider an auto
     
  11. Jan 28, 2014 at 8:55 AM
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    The automatic in the Tacoma is nice for driving around town since you don't have told shift in stop and go traffic.
     
  12. Jan 28, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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    I would kill for a heated shifter and a heated steering wheel for that matter . At 50 below , any additional heat is better than a pair of gloves
     
  13. Jan 28, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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    My OCD prefers a manual, gives me something to do while driving. Plus it's cheaper to fix.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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    it was 5 degrees this morning and I agree fifteen minutes of freezing cold hands sucked, it was literally like gripping ice
     
  15. Jan 28, 2014 at 2:32 PM
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    Being able to work 3 pedals at the same time with 2 feet FTMFW!

    Gotta learn how to keep your foot on the brake, let the clutch out to the catch point, give it the gas, and then slide your foot off the brake.
     
  16. Jan 29, 2014 at 4:55 PM
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    Or just learn how to float the clutch.
     
  17. Jan 29, 2014 at 4:59 PM
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    Manual! I will only own a manual (Until they all go extinct...)
     
  18. Jan 29, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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    Hopefully that will never happen. When my daughter learns to drive I'm buying her a manual. I don't ever want her to be in a situation where she can't drive because she can't drive a manual.
     
  19. Jan 29, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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    Yeah , but if there were no more manuals , shd would never be in a situation where she couldn't drive because she couldn't drive a manual cause they wouldn't exist

    :notsure:
     
  20. Jan 29, 2014 at 5:06 PM
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    I'm sure there will be one out there somewhere. :)
     
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