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Old 06-27-2013, 08:38 PM   #31
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Between playing with the radio, eating, talking on the phone, and brushing my hair, I don't have a free hand for a stick shift or a free leg for the clutch. Left leg is for steering!

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Nice, sounds like my girlfriend. Worlds crappiest driver. Let me know when your on the roads so i can get off them.

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Old 06-27-2013, 08:42 PM   #32
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Nice, sounds like my girlfriend. Worlds crappiest driver. Let me know when your on the roads so i can get off them.

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Old 06-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #33
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Pretty sure she was joking
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Nice, sounds like my girlfriend. Worlds crappiest driver. Let me know when your on the roads so i can get off them.

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Well then. In this case, I'm always on the road. Enjoy your driveway!
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Well then. In this case, I'm always on the road. Enjoy your driveway!
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:09 AM   #36
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I prefer manual. Never driven an automatic before though. But I like that fact that when I'm asked if a friend or family member ask if they can borrow my Jeep and I ask can you drive stick? And the answer is usually no .
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:27 AM   #37
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Ive always had manuals in my Jeeps, but since I am 47% disabled Vet. I cant shift as well as i used to. So now i have too go with an automatic. It is nice not shifting thou.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:35 AM   #38
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Ive always had manuals in my Jeeps, but since I am 47% disabled Vet. I cant shift as well as i used to. So now i have too go with an automatic. It is nice not shifting thou.
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Thats just mean lol.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:05 AM   #40
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With the gear holding slap shifting auto set up being used today, the choice has become very easy for me. I just bought my 4h Jeep, and my first auto Jeep... no plans of going back.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:51 AM   #41
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I prefer manual. Never driven an automatic before though. But I like that fact that when I'm asked if a friend or family member ask if they can borrow my Jeep and I ask can you drive stick? And the answer is usually no .
Ive had one auto vehicle, a 09 f150. Other than that all stick. And like you, i like the fact many cant drive a stick so they dont ask to borrow it. My 18 year old cousin is the only one that wants to take the time to learn so she can drive it. Hopefully she doesnt break it learning...
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #42
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I have a six speed manual but I'm going to have it converted to auto. Manual is fun and at times I enjoy it but crawling along trails with a group, it's a pain in the ass. So is sitting in traffic.
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I'm a Mall Crawler / DD with my Jeep. I love the manual transmission but I wouldn't want to off-road with it and I can't imagine rock crawling with a manual. Although if you could do it well you'd be very manly indeed...
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:09 PM   #44
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With the gear holding slap shifting auto set up being used today, the choice has become very easy for me. I just bought my 4h Jeep, and my first auto Jeep... no plans of going back.
The manual has also made moves toward ease of use, like the hill holding and stall resistance. My 3.73 6 speed will roll at a walking pace in first without stalling. If you hold the brake, it blips the throttle to help prevent a stall. Super technical crawling is probably the only place I'd prefer an auto. Since I'm about a 60 hour drive from anywhere you can rock crawl, 6 speed it is.

I will say the new 5 speed is the first compelling choice in an automatic Chrysler/Jeep for me. Their automatics were the weakest link in their drivetrains from the advent of overdrive automatics until now.
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Ive always had manuals in my Jeeps, but since I am 47% disabled Vet. I cant shift as well as i used to. So now i have too go with an automatic. It is nice not shifting thou.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:31 AM   #46
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Roadijeff, quit your wining already!
Get off your lazy butt and learn how to use the search function, too, cupcake.
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I can't believe I almost missed an auto/manual thread! Auto. Now I gotta scoot to the "do you regret your color," "soft or hard top," "cold air intake," and "synthetic vs. dino" threads!

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I can't believe I almost missed an auto/manual thread! Auto. Now I gotta scoot to the "do you regret your color," "soft or hard top," "cold air intake," and "synthetic vs. dino" threads!

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I don't know if this thread is still going on or what but I'll say this. I can't stand when people try to make it seem that manual is the right way to go because its more jeep worthy or manly or something. No, it's not. It feels cool having one, and I like it, but it doesn't mean anything more than you shifting the gears instead of it being automatic for you. I personally love sticks but I would never drive a stick wrangler. I used to think it was a good idea, but off roading with a stick is annoying, trying to enjoy a topless day is annoying, there's no benefit to a stick in a wrangler. None. Fuel economy of another gear? please. Racing someone? Wrong vehicle Bud. The reason I love sticks is because you have the power, but what power do you have in a vehicle like a wrangler? Automatic transmissions are a lot different than they use to be (sense when you shift, etc etc) , and if you need 1st gear, you have that option in an auto (slap stick). For these reasons i went with an auto, and if i buy a sports car, ill get a stick, its my logical way of Going about this. I'm just trying to give the op the best help I can, not trying to start anything (I know how sensitive you guys are).
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Based upon personal preference. Do whatever you wanna do!
However^ a Naggy woman in the passenger seat is more bothersome off road than a stick.
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Based upon personal preference. Do whatever you wanna do!
However^ a Naggy woman in the passenger seat is more bothersome off road than a stick.
Not sure if that was a reference to me sounding like a naggy women from my post or not, but the only time I drove stick off road was WITH a naggy women (constantly reminded me about how hot it is and humid blah blah) and yeah, I'll give you that. It ruined my experience.
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Not sure if that was a reference to me sounding like a naggy women from my post or not, but the only time I drove stick off road was WITH a naggy women (constantly reminded me about how hot it is and humid blah blah) and yeah, I'll give you that. It ruined my experience.
Haha no its not. I have had naggy women in the passenger seat while off road... Makes it hard to concentrate.
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Not sure if that was a reference to me sounding like a naggy women from my post or not, but the only time I drove stick off road was WITH a naggy women (constantly reminded me about how hot it is and humid blah blah) and yeah, I'll give you that. It ruined my experience.
Forget naggy women, all my friends do that. Their always complaining about the heat and humidity every time they ride with me. They laugh at me for wearing a jacket inside where its low 70s. They get very mad when i laugh at them for complaining when its 100+.
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I prefer manual. Never driven an automatic before though. But I like that fact that when I'm asked if a friend or family member ask if they can borrow my Jeep and I ask can you drive stick? And the answer is usually no .
It's best to deny access on a technicality before actuality. Nobody ever drove mine in college because yuppies can't row through the gears. Though most importantly it provided an opportunity to instruct numerous girls on the finer points of operating a manual which oft segued into shared learning experiences in the back seat.

If you'd rather sip your cappuccino, by all means, get the auto.
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Manual. It's a Jeep for Pete's Sake!
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Manual. It's a Jeep for Pete's Sake!
So automatic then
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Manual- the transmission used when you want to drive a vehicle not guide a vehicle.
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I'll add my two cents. Auto and welcome to the 21st century.
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