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Manual or Automatic?!?!?!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 91Toyotabogger, Feb 6, 2010.

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If you where buying a new 2010 TRD 4x4 Tacoma Double Cab which trans would you get?

Poll closed Mar 8, 2010.
  1. Manual

    91 vote(s)
    44.6%
  2. Automatic

    113 vote(s)
    55.4%
  1. Feb 6, 2010 at 12:07 PM
    #1
    91Toyotabogger

    91Toyotabogger [OP] "Loud Tires Can Save Lives"

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    I am looking into getting a new Tacoma Double Cab TRD ..which is a better trans manual or automatic??
     
  2. Feb 6, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    MGRS

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    I do not enjoy driving AT vehicles and own a 6spd.

    That being said, the RA60 (toyota 6spd) is generally considered a poor/weak trans design as far a MTs go. I generally like it and have not experienced any problems to date. However, knowing what I know now I would have very seriously considered a 2.7 5spd and re-gear. There are a number of things that bug me about the 4.0 and RA60.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    WoadWunner

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  4. Feb 6, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    gjbonner

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    Depends on what you do. if its a lot of city driving and such then you are going to thing about that auto every day if you didnt get it, but then one day you are going to have a vehicle that wont start and are going to have to pay to have it towed or something wishing you had that manual to coast start it:)

    I myself like control and prefer the Manual. they are making some of thos autos so nice though. you basically have a spot for every gear just no clutch! i think there are different names for it , shiftronic etc.... if the autos had a position for 123456&R then i think thats what id go with in the end but the idea of being able to coast start it would still make it hard to decide.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    91Toyotabogger

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    those are all good reasons i have a manual in my truck now...i'll prob get another one..just hate driving in the city with the m/t
     
  6. Feb 6, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    Fed Taco

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    I have a 6spd, Ithink I'd fall asleep if I had an auto.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    yotanator

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    Same with me. Every time I drive an auto it feels so out of place. My left foot has nothing to do :rolleyes:
     
  8. Feb 6, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    The Auto is a tank. Go for it.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    lightfire

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    I was a diehard manual guy until I got this auto 2010 Tacoma.
    Will NEVER go back to a manual. Love this auto.
     
  10. Feb 6, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    CorrectionCop

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    IMHO opinion if you plan on off-roading an A/T is the only way to go, you don't want to be on a steep hill or a technical situation messing with a clutch.Just my two cents worth.
     
  11. Feb 6, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    meegari

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    I test drove both before my new purchase, I went for the 6 speed as the auto was pretty boring to drive, had so much more fun in the manual!
     
  12. Feb 6, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    ILove2Drive

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    If it were me I'd definitely go with the manual, simply because they're lots of fun and it seems as if manuals are becoming less and less common anymore, so for as long as I can get one that's what I'm doin!
     
  13. Feb 6, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    DorsoDoug

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    go to toyota.com and see if you can specify a 6spd. i couldn't
     
  14. Feb 6, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    If you like to actually drive your vehicles, get a manual.

    If your a point-n-go type of gal...err guy, get an auto ;)
     
  15. Feb 6, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    This coming from the guy who dresses up Guinea pigs?
     
  16. Feb 6, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    go for the 6 speed - more control
     
  17. Feb 6, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    PA452

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    I prefer manual transmissions. I like to be more active in my driving, have more control, and I just generally enjoy it more. That said, lately every now and then I find myself in a situation where I kind of wish I had an auto.

    I wonder if having a manual transmission decreases the likelihood of someone trying to steal your vehicle....?
     
  18. Feb 6, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    I missed having a manual too much. My chevy truck is an auto and the m3 is an SMG. I needed a manual w/ clutch. Hence the 6spd Taco :)
     
  19. Feb 6, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    all of my previous cars were 6speed manuals, and I actually bought my 2010 TRD OR 4x4 to increase my gas mileage, so that was my deciding factor in getting manual or auto. I initially wanted an manual, but after realizing that the gearing is differnet between the two transmissions I ended up with the auto. Now don't get me wrong, I loved driving my z06 with the 6speed, bangin gears....but stop and go traffic playing the stupid footsie game with the pedals ad nauseam was def a bummer. I'm a die hard mans. transmission guy, and for what its worth, I love my auto-tragic taco! :D
     
  20. Feb 6, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    LOL!!!! Quote of the month. Sorry doodle_cakes but that was hilarious. I love your pic though so dont change it, its pretty cute and funny.
     
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