Originally Posted by ranger guy2
why not the manual? my off road is auto, its ok but i like to shift.
A few years ago, my left foot was crushed in an industrial accident, even though it's not bothering me much now, the doctor told me to expect to get bad arthritis in it, so I'm shying away from anything with a clutch pedal. Also many women don't like to drive 5 speeds which make them a little harder to re-sell. I had a Tempo with a 5 speed which I did like a lot, I didn't mind shifting, but when it came time to sell it, a very common response I got was, sorry but I need a car for the wife, and she doesn't know how to drive a stick shift.
So in my old age (54) I'm liking the automatic transmission I have. It even has overdrive, but I don't use it.
If you're planning on doing a lot of off road driving, then yes the 5 speed may be right for you....Either or, the price sounds really good, a lot cheaper than mine was !!