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MT owners, would you still buy a Tacoma if the MT weren't available?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PA452, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Apr 25, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    PA452

    PA452 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Title says it.

    I'm personally not interested in owning a Tacoma with an automatic transmission. I've been driving manual transmissions all my life, and I simply enjoy driving them more.

    That said, the computer playing with the RPMs on this truck is driving me nuts. It really doesn't mesh well with a manual transmission. Not really sure what the answer is for me though. I'm not really interested in any of the other choices on the market right now. What I wouldn't give for a mechanically operated throttle right now... :(
     
  2. Apr 25, 2010 at 9:43 PM
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    Are you asking if the mt wasn't available if i would buy a Tacoma still? Yes i would. I like my manual transmission but i do agree that a mechanically operated throttle would be a lot better.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Mine only revs goofy right after I disconnect the battery if I'm working on the truck. After 50 miles or so, its back to normal and never does it anymore.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    go old school.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    I'm not sure I would stick with a tacoma if the MT wasn't an option. If I had to go auto I think i might just go with a bigger truck all together.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    my last two trucks were MT
    This one is AT
    Not that big of a difference.
     
  7. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    X2. One of the new Tundra's would be calling my name for sure. :D
     
  8. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    Americans are getting fat and lazy!
     
  9. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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    oh god, I really dislike automatics.. Although it would make it easier to smack my kid a lot easier..;)
     
  10. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    Yes.

    I have driven manual transmissions all my life and truly believe that they really are only beneficial in Sports cars. My M3s I loved having it, my older Tacoma it was a nuisance.

    Loving the Auto in my DC.
     
  13. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:02 AM
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    I have had 3 Tacomas and each has been a manual trans. I passed up a killer deal on an 08 FJ Cruiser simply because it was an auto and I drove 250 miles out of my way to buy the 09 Manual access cab I have now.

    I was not able to find a manual anywhere in my city and was kind of suprised when the dealer told me they had none even on order for the entire year....manuals are growing very rare and for the life of me I can not understand why. If the Tacoma only had the auto as an option sadly I would go to another maker....most likely Nissan however I just traded off my 06 Frontier (also manual) and if this was the only choice I may have to abandon trucks all together....could always go with the slick 370-Z in a manual as a last resort.
     
  14. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:25 AM
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    This is truck #6 and the first with auto. I hate it but mostly because of the fecked up shift pattern on these trannies. I'm thinking #7 will be a stick.
     
  15. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:27 AM
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    So if everyone drove a MT we would be skinny and active?

    I love my MT.
     
  16. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:02 AM
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    I drove manual transmission trucks for over thirty years but when I got this last truck they didn't have one available in a double cab, which I'd thought I'd try so as to have more potential passenger space. To tell you the truth, now I don't think I'd go back to manual. Automatics are much better than I remember them from the early 70s, especially the 5-speed one in the Tacoma. It did take me a few weeks, however, to lose the habit of trying to clutch and shift all the time.
     
  17. Apr 26, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    most likely i would have picked up an auto tacoma when i was in the market. i like a manual, but could survive with an auto.
     
  18. Apr 26, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    Yuck. I would probably go with another make if they didn't. BUT, Toyota would never do that. Ever.
     
  19. Apr 26, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    BTW, have you test drove another make yet?
     
  20. Apr 26, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    for sure:D
     
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