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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BillyBeamon, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Jan 27, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    BillyBeamon

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    So switching over to a automatic coming from 2 other 5 speed toyota sticks and 15 years of shifting.

    I am bored as hell.
     
  2. Jan 27, 2009 at 10:20 PM
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    TACOMAN22

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    go fast......its about the engine man it also shifts better and more efficiently than you do...be thankful
     
  3. Jan 27, 2009 at 10:23 PM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    That's all I used to own - were manuals.

    Don't worry, you get used to it. It's kinda nice having a free hand to do....all sorts of other things. :D
     
  4. Jan 27, 2009 at 11:05 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Gun it! That's what I do since Expeditions only come in automatics and the Mazda has a terrible slushbox of a transmission.

    Don't worry, it takes time to get used to something different but change is good. (no presidential pun intended)
     
  5. Jan 28, 2009 at 12:24 AM
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    Okkine

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    I feel for ya, the manual transmission was the one thing I was unwilling to compromise on.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2009 at 6:11 AM
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    Demoncleaner

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    You got a auto w/ your Mazda 3s? I feel really sorry for you man... that 5spd is one of the best manuals out there. (got an 06);)

    To the OP, Did you test drive both, why didn't you get what you wanted when you bought it?

    Suppose you could hunt one down for trade, at least the auto is worth more...
     
  7. Jan 28, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    I did the same thing. Got the auto for better gas mileage. This is my first automatic ever. Took a while but now I love it.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2009 at 7:30 AM
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    BillyBeamon

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    Well there was only one used one that we could work under 20k. I have yet to try to test drive the new 6 speed. I would like to.
    I think i will be fine with the automatic. just going to be bored awhile
     
  9. Jan 28, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    j4x4ar3

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    I still have a tenancy to "shift" even though it's an automatic. Down shift on the long downgrades vs using my brakes and when I want to have a little fun with WOT I'll start in 2nd or 3rd to get the revs up higher before the shift to unleash the power of the V6. :D
     
  10. Jan 28, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    Dilsky

    Dilsky There go my nipples again!

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    I know how you feel.....well maybe not 15 years experience...but close behind that ;)

    Sometimes it is nice to leave the truck at home and take my $3500 supra out for a spin. Might not look as pretty but it sure feels nice!
     
  11. Jan 28, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    Start eating while you drive!
     
  12. Jan 28, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    Well i want to stay away from practicing the last time i went to shift in my wifes honda accord(automatic) i tried throwing that cluch in and i about threw her out the front window. and left a pretty good mark on the pavment
     
  13. Jan 28, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    Dilsky

    Dilsky There go my nipples again!

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    You ned to go to an arcade and steal the shifter off of one of the racing games and then duct tape it to the console to make yourself feel better!
     
  14. Jan 28, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    I was in your same position a few years back. I found it was the best decision I had made. Traffic here in LA bumper to bumper sucks in a stick.
     
  15. Jan 28, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Now you can text,drink coffee,put on makeup(if that's your thing),fidget with the radio and hold a phone to your ear.That pesky shifter just gets in the way while doing the important things while driving anyhow.Hell I've seen some folks around here steering with their knees.
    :rolleyes::D

    J/K,I miss shifting sometimes too.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    JimBeam

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    dont forget reading, smoking, eating, punching the person in the passenger seat, typing on a laptop, and pounding the steering wheel like its a bongo drum :eek:
     
  17. Jan 28, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    There's an idea, pick up a nice used 5 spd.car :D
    You can always downshift the auto
     
  18. Jan 28, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    OU812

    OU812 ban the term murdered out

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    The auto transmissions in the Tacomas shifts really nice and crisp. I know the feeling. My two previous trucks had 5spds. It will grow on you after awhile. At work I drive 6spd units all day long.
    You can always get a motorcycle :cool:
     
  19. Jan 28, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    i still step on the foot rest and grab the shift knob every now and then. you get used to it.
     
  20. Jan 28, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Haha, thanks. I've heard the 5 speed is good but that slushbox on the car is hell. Man do I hate it. Oh well, it's gonna be sold for that 09 Tacoma!

    These guys do offer good advise! Especially since the truck doesn't have a manumatic type of deal...which would be really weird in a truck.
     
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