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Old 09-26-2006
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manumatic, I'm bout to convert mine to manumatic with a switch to make it go back to auto.
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Old 09-26-2006
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you also have to remember that the resale value of an auto vehicle is more than one of with a manual....
unless its a contractor truck or a sports car
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Old 09-26-2006
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Advantage auto:
Easier stop and go commuting and coffee slurping
Higher max trailer tow rating
Better for some difficult offroad situations
NO slave cylinder!

Advantage manual:
$800~$1000 lower initial new vehicle cost
Lower transmission overhaul cost
Fuel economy may be slightly better
No troublesome electronics/hydraulics
Fun factor!

You left out downshifting and better vehical control
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Old 09-27-2006
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Manual all the way for me to. stop and go driven dont bother me any eather when im in that kind of driven. Plus all the hot chicks ask me if i can teach them to drive stick so yea lol idk. but yea im just scared theyll **** something up but yea lol.
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You left out downshifting and better vehical control
I was just about to quote him and add that. lol
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You left out downshifting and better vehical control
and in most cases more power because of the control. (the exception being s-10s which suck anyway.)
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Old 09-27-2006
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Manual! I've had 8 vehicles since I was 16, and only 2 of them were auto's. With downshifting, it saves the brakes. I used to drive an 18 wheeler for a short time after the military and there is nothing like shifting thru 10 plus gears. It's a piece of cake driving a manual in traffic, get rolling and slip it in neutral and coast!
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Old 09-27-2006
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It's F*****g killing me not driving stick anymore. My old frontier had it and I recently bought a new ranger with auto. I wish I had waited around for a stick ranger at the lot. Most of the stick rangers I found were regular cabs and I wanted an extended. Every adult I know has told me how much they like auto and not having to deal with the trouble of shifting. I loved rolling back on hills and what not and miss it bad!!!
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Stick shift fo sho.
strait up dawg. i love it, now only if i had a manual tcase to put into 4wd i would love it. ooo well, i have manual and never want to go back
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now only if i had a manual tcase to put into 4wd i would love it.


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Old 09-28-2006
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i have a auto.. i have cerabal palsey so lerning to do standard isnt in my relm.. i would drive standard if i could keep up
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Old 09-30-2006
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std shift all the way! i did have something weird happen with this truck though, at about 80,000 it started getting hard to go into 2nd and was noisy while in 2nd, then one day BAM! 2nd was gone. got a rebuilt for 1,100 and put in new clutch parts while i was in there. this trans however doesnt like to downshift into 4rth or 2nd. i dont force it, thats one repair/replacement i dont want to go through again. my '88 however with the same trans (though a 2wd) went 200,000 with no issues other than being a bit sloppy in the shifter at around 170,000. my favorite trans was in my 3/4 ton, creeper 1st and overdrive!
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Old 11-13-2006
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manual all the way, it keeps you more concetrated and its more fun, auto is too boring
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i like manual because on long trips i don't fall asleep. and my left calve is bigger then the right.

i love banging the gears. i love the roar between shifts. i love the control.
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Old 11-13-2006
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I like manual but it all depends on what kind of driving you do. In a big city I would probably want auto.
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Old 11-13-2006
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I went from auto to manual and I'm never looking back =]

Same goes with the transfer case
to bad your truck isnt runnin
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Old 11-13-2006
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Manual, all the way.
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Old 11-13-2006
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Have auto, want manual
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Old 11-13-2006
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I'm always in stop/go city driving, and I'm beginning to hate my manual. Next vehicle i get, its gonna be an auto. (Unless it is my Atom...in which case it will be a stick....then eventually a DSG/tiptronic/dogbox.)

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Old 11-14-2006
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to bad your truck isnt runnin
I give it another three weeks and she'll be runnin better than when I got her =]
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Old 11-14-2006
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In the ranger.. Auto

but if i was to get my GT or another performance veichle... STICK without question


mm tho if i had a 4.0 i wouldnt mind the manual
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Old 11-15-2006
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In a Ranger, in my opinion, a stick is the only way to go, the auto trans option has never been heavy duty enough. While the clutch hydraulics seem to be a weak point on the manual option trucks, changing out a clutch or hydraulic system is a lot less expensive than a trans overhaul.
I worked on these since the first models, and the auto has had durability issues, especially if driven hard. The A4LD, and now the 5R55, both similar transmissions, are pretty light duty, I have always felt that a good driver could do more with the manual trans without problems vs. the auto trans when it comes to work. I've had four manual trans rangers, and one auto trans Bronco II, the trans failed twice in 105K on the Bronco II, both times were off road related failures, but a manual would have survived. All of mine have each had clutch hydraulic issues, but never a complete clutch failure.
I am considering a new truck, and if I can find a deal, it will be a manual trans truck, my only decision is whether or not I want to try the new 4 cyl. or go with the tried and true 3.0L.
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Old 11-15-2006
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If its a truck it should be manual. Mine will be as soon as I find all the parts for a swap, and have the time to do it. If its a sports car, it should be manual.
But for something like my Cadillac, something to pimp out, cruise the strip in, its gotta be auto. You can't pimp with a manual transmission, it just doesn't work. :D
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Old 11-16-2006
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Auto for me, my 95 RGR had a manual but my commute is bumper to bumper most of the time. I went with an auto this time but opted for the 4.0 to make of for the power loss of a auto.
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Old 11-17-2006
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I gave up shifting over a decade ago...gimme an auto & cruise control and a good stereo and I'm a happy guy.

Seriously, for the fun of driving manual is the only way to go...when you get old, achy & creaky and when you talk about body parts falling off and you aren't talking about your truck anymore...then it's auto all the way... Just expect to spend $2k every now and then for a tranny rebuild.
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