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Auto or 5 Speed?

Title says it all. Help me choose.
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5 speed much more fun and you actually have to pay attention while driving which makes safer driving.
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for all around driving i would opt for the 5 speed, the only exception for me would be if you are planning on doing a lot of towing, then again not too many people get a ranger for their towing capabilities...over all yeah go for the 5 speed man i wish mine was a manny tranny
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well... what kind of driving to you plan on doing? if you think you'll be eventually building the engine up, i'd go 5-speed.

i had a 5-speed in my first ranger, and got an auto in my new ranger because i wanted something a little nicer. now that i've been building my engine and running nitrous, i wish i had stuck witha 5-speed. the 5r44e and 5r55e transmissions are crappy transmissions for ANYTHING other than normal daily driving.

if you'll be doing normal driving, a lot of stop-and-go driving (especially traffic), or towing, then i'd go with the automatic.
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I am going with the auto, they offer a 100k powertrain for free and I don't have to pay the deductible. Its alot of stopping and going here, so. I do some light towing, so and auto just seems better.
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after owning an auto................THE 5 SPEED!!!!
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5 SPEED, everyone that has ridden in my truck wants a five speed and they have auto rangers.
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Too late, I haven driven em both so I opted for the auto. Its all good though, I don't really care what I get as long as I get one.
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Get an Fx4 Level 2 Auto. it has the highest stock towing of all the trucks. Not to mention it is just Bad @$$
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Get an Fx4 Level 2 Auto. it has the highest stock towing of all the trucks. Not to mention it is just Bad @$$
I agree with everything but the auto part
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But he wants an auto.
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i have a 5speed auto on my fx4 off road ranger. i ordered it that way for resale value, otherwise a manual would be nice. if i need to rip through some gears i use my 88 mazda 4banger 5speed. that gets my blood going.
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I agree with everything but the auto part
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for all around driving i would opt for the 5 speed, the only exception for me would be if you are planning on doing a lot of towing, then again not too many people get a ranger for their towing capabilities...over all yeah go for the 5 speed man i wish mine was a manny tranny
I agree with you about the not buying rangers for there towing capacity, but after pulling 5500 pounds with my 5 speed, I will never tow with an auto again, there is so much more control, I love it.......
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