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Old 06-22-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Manual or Automatic Transmission?

I had a discussion/argument with my brother the other day as to why it seems more Jeep drivers prefer manual transmission. He had his reason and I had mine (won't go into detail about the reasons) so I figured I would ask the pro's. So what's your reason for picking which ever one you did? At this point I'm just wanting to rub it in his face as to why more people choose manual.

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Old 06-22-2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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There are several "inspired" threads already on the auto versus manual if you do a search.

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Old 06-22-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
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Thank god another manual vs auto thread. For a second I was thinking there might not be enough of them on the forum. I see you're doing your part
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:57 AM   #4
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There are several "inspired" threads already on the auto versus manual if you do a search.
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Thank god another manual vs auto thread. For a second I was thinking there might not be enough of them on the forum. I see you're doing your part
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I had a discussion/argument with my brother the other day as to why it seems more Jeep drivers prefer manual transmission. He had his reason and I had mine (I won't go into detail about the reasons) so I figured I would ask the pro's. So what's your reason for picking which ever one you did? At this point I'm just wanting to rub it in his face as to why more people choose manual.
Auto. If you're not going to give your reasons, I'm not going to give mine.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:24 PM   #7
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I got a manual. To me a Jeep should be driven that way. I enjoy rowing through the gears and to an extent it is a theft deterant as not all theives can drive one....
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:16 PM   #8
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I have a 2013 5 speed auto you can shift it like a manual. Coming down pikes peak I could down shift for the cruves worked great.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:25 PM   #9
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Auto. Way more convienent on the trail. Can also set a "no shift" point
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:26 PM   #10
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I got an auto for 2 reasons resale value and I drive a truck all day (shifting gets old especially when the one is an old 5x4 Mack quad of)
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I got an auto for 2 reasons resale value and I drive a truck all day (shifting gets old especially when the one is an old 5x4 Mack quad of)
Mack quadraplex 5 speeds on the main and 4 on the aux transmission
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:47 PM   #12
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Don't get your panties in a punch Sally's
Don't be so lazy and use the SEARCH function. There are a dozen auto/manual threads on here already, princess.

Never mind, there are over 100 threads. Here, I just did the work for you: Auto Manual


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Old 06-24-2013, 12:11 AM   #13
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Don't be so lazy and use the SEARCH function. There are a dozen auto/manual threads on here already, princess.
I do most of my browsing via my kindle fire and the search function doesn't work for me.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:07 AM   #14
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It appears that the link I posted yesterday for all the discussions about this isn't working. I just Googled it and found over 19,000 results here on wranglerforum.com.

Auto versus Manual
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:25 PM   #15
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I like manuals. ALso, the Auto is 2000 more expensive.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:30 PM   #16
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Thank god another manual vs auto thread. For a second I was thinking there might not be enough of them on the forum. I see you're doing your part
Don't be so rude! Boy was looking for info not attitude!

Auto all the way! Manual sux!
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:57 PM   #17
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Manual is the only way to go..
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Manual is the only way to go..
Except for automatic of course
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Except for automatic of course
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Manual. I'm a control freak.
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I like manuals. ALso, the Auto is 2000 more expensive.
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I like the control of the manual and its a lot cheaper so its a win win for me.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:08 PM   #21
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Had a manual in my old 4 banger YJ and with that Jeep it probably came in handy being able to use a little more of the RPM range. I just picked up a 2012 JKU and test drove both the manual and the automatic. Went with the automatic....way easier to drive around town and has the manual option if you need it to slow a descent etc. That and the fiancee can't drive a stick so if something happens and she has to drive the Jeep she can with no concerns.

I also prefer the auto in 99.9% of the off road situations i have been in.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:02 AM   #22
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Auto is more expensive but worth it also its only 1,000 more not 2,000 but it really depends in what you do in your jeep to be honest
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Yup, you need a manual or automatic.
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Yup, you need a manual or automatic.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:15 AM   #25
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I've had both.... prefer the manual

.... unless I'm trying to drive, talk on the phone, drink a soda, eat a burger, shift, and adjust the radio all at the same time. I have gotten pretty good at driving with my knee.
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Every Wrangler I have owned plus the JK on order were/will be manual. My Commander is an auto, but I didn't have a choice
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:10 PM   #27
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25 miles to work everyday each way. Automatic!
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:27 PM   #28
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When I was at the dealership, the sales guy asked me if I wanted manual or auto and when I said manual, he said "Oh, you want a real jeep."

I just like manual soo much better... more control. And cause my husband can't drive stick, so it is funny to watch him stall all the time.
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When I was at the dealership, the sales guy asked me if I wanted manual or auto and when I said manual, he said "Oh, you want a real jeep."

I just like manual soo much better... more control. And cause my husband can't drive stick, so it is funny to watch him stall all the time.
Thats just mean lol.
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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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