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Old 03-21-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Manual or automatic?

Hey there guys, just curious to see what other jeepers are driving so say which one your driving and why you like it! (please no controversy about who likes what better)

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Old 03-21-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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We just finished a 1000 mile trip with the 5 speed 4.0 no issues. I worked great up Pikes Peak and through mountains.

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Old 03-21-2012, 10:15 PM   #3
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Stick shift and a thumb throttle. Feel more in control.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:33 PM   #4
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Cool cool . I personally drive a 5-speed stick shift also! Theres just something about it that I like way better
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:26 AM   #5
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I agree, there is just something about it. I got a six speed manual.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:42 AM   #6
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I love my 5-speed, it makes driving more fun, you're more involved in the actual operation of the vehicle instead of having the jeep do it for you.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:50 AM   #7
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I have a 6 speed manual; not only does it allow the 3.8 to deliver the most power, it was an asset to slowing down on snowy roads.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:01 PM   #8
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6 spd. love it because I control shifting in a moments notice and it makes me feel like it's really MY jeep...not many can jump in a 6spd and drive away.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:14 PM   #9
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Of course it's largely personal preference, BUT......

I learned to 'wheel in a manual tranny CJ5. I spent a lot of time both on the road and off in that CJ (I still have it). I got pretty good at operating 3 pedals at the same time with only 2 feet.

I also have an automatic tranny JK. It's my daily driver, and I've spent a fair amount of time offroad in it, including in the rocks.

So, all that said, I still love my CJ, but if I ever get another new Jeep, I'll definitely get an automatic. No question for me; the auto is much more pleasurable and easy to drive on and offroad than the manual; hands down. I'll never go back to manual.

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Old 03-22-2012, 02:20 PM   #10
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Auto for the rocks...(Ask the guys who do it professionally.) Otherwise, manual is fine by me.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:07 PM   #11
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Depends. If the choice is between a close-ratio manual and a good automatic, I'll take the automatic. If I can have a heavy-duty wide-ratio manual gearbox, then I'd take the stick.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:58 PM   #12
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6-speed manual. My previous 2 vehicles were automatics so when I bought the Jeep it had to be a manual. No regrets!
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:12 PM   #13
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I kind of miss having a manual for fun around town driving. I had 3 CJ5's in my younger years, all manual as well as other cars over the years.

For me and my current Jeep, for practical on and off road usage I chose an auto. I'll go with older and wiser, could just be older though.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:12 PM   #14
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Most of my vehicles have been automatics; I've only owned two that weren't, a YJ and now a TJ. I feel that a manual is a requirement for certain kinds of vehicles like muscle cars and Jeeps, and that it makes me more in tune with the machine and the driving experience.

My wife grew up on manuals...a VW bus, a VW Jetta...and she too prefers the manual transmission in our Jeep.

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:28 PM   #15
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Mine is an automatic. this is the first rig that I ever had that was not a manuel. I have to say that i have been cheating myself for alot of years. I absolutly love the auto. it is a wonderful experience in my opinion. less to worry about and more to enjoy. I was always under the misnomer that stick is the only way to go and would still have one if not for a smoking deal on the present Jeep.Very glad I switched....
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:35 AM   #16
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:10 AM   #17
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Automatic for me.... I chose this because I have MS and thought that an automatic would be MUCH easier to drive.... otherwise I probably would have a manual....
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:37 AM   #18
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I love my 5-speed, it makes driving more fun, you're more involved in the actual operation of the vehicle instead of having the jeep do it for you.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:49 AM   #20
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MANUAL, because it has "man" in the word.


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Old 03-24-2012, 09:17 AM   #21
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---AUTOMATIC--if

it's a DD-or-you drive in snow a lot--or- if you tow off-road-or if you climb rocky hills and tow upem-or if you cross a lotta streams-or if you do a lotta muddin-

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Having had both, I prefer my automatic TJ.

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