Any regrets on getting a manual? - Page 4 - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-06-2013, 10:37 AM   #91
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 90
My 2010 was a auto and I regretted it within a month of driving it off the lot. When I got my 2012 I got the 6 speed and couldn't be happier with it. If you're thinking you want a manual then you'll regret not getting it. At least that was my experience.

UnJKlimited is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 03:09 AM   #92
Jeeper
 
Mike Hotel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: WA
Posts: 112
When it comes down to it automatics are just plain boring. I feel like zombie when I drive one. Whenever I come to a stop my left foot is still looking for the clutch. It's unnatural.

Mike Hotel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 09:43 AM   #93
Jeeper
 
Sgt93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Illinois
Posts: 582
I REALLY wanted to get a manual, but a few things came into play:

-City Driving and lots of it.
-Wife/daughter can't drive a manual (no jokes please).
-3 shoulder surgeries and now awaiting a total replacement surgery. Life would have been that much harder.
__________________
Steve - 2015 Ford F350 King Ranch CC SB 4x4.
2013 Rubicon Unlimited. SOLD
_______
/l ,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
()_) ()_)--o-)_)
Sgt93 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 10:09 AM   #94
President, ThumbJeeps

WF Supporting Member
 
sevenservices's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mid-Michigan/Thumb
Posts: 3,938
^ thats me there man... I drove a stick all my life until a few years ago. I pulled a nerve in the back of my right shoulder and had to commute 58 miles each way, without my right arm. I forced myself to shift with it and did not like the outcome lol.

Given that, I have to drive an auto. Even 8 years after the injury if I drive a stick for one day, my shoulder will kill me for 3 days to follow.
__________________
-Chris
President, ThumbJeeps
CB Callsign "AirForce One"


1994 Wrangler YJ I6 4.0 H/O Auto 3 spd. 4" RC (33x12.5) (15x8) 3:54 Gears
sevenservices is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 10:18 AM   #95
Jeeper
 
Sgt93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Illinois
Posts: 582
Quote:
Originally Posted by sevenservices View Post
^ thats me there man... I drove a stick all my life until a few years ago. I pulled a nerve in the back of my right shoulder and had to commute 58 miles each way, without my right arm. I forced myself to shift with it and did not like the outcome lol.

Given that, I have to drive an auto. Even 8 years after the injury if I drive a stick for one day, my shoulder will kill me for 3 days to follow.
We are both screwed for sure. I miss having a manual, but with all the traffic nowadays, my (our) situation, I can pass without regret. Now if it was a classic hot rod driven on sunny days only...... I would find a way to live with the pain

Get better man.
__________________
Steve - 2015 Ford F350 King Ranch CC SB 4x4.
2013 Rubicon Unlimited. SOLD
_______
/l ,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
()_) ()_)--o-)_)
Sgt93 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 12:45 PM   #96
Newb
 
jondotcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Lancaster, SC
Posts: 11
it may be a law, I'm not sure, Wranglers should have 2 doors, a cloth top and stick shift, thats what my 2012 is equipped with, I've owned 17 Jeeps in my lifetime and only ONE was a boring auto, just my opinion.....
jondotcom is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 12:46 PM   #97
Jeeper
 
Teague242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,568
Quote:
Originally Posted by jondotcom View Post
it may be a law, i'm not sure, wranglers should have 2 doors, a cloth top and stick shift, thats what my 2012 is equipped with, i've owned 17 jeeps in my lifetime and only one was a boring auto, just my opinion.....
x2
Teague242 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 04:54 PM   #98
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 27
not a one
von-shep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 05:33 PM   #99
Jeeper
 
traitor08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 480
Both have there ups and downs. And I never found city driving in a manual hard or the least bit taxing.

My jk is bare bones and a 6sp and I love it. My gf's jku is more optioned and an auto, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
__________________
13 JK Dozer - 6sp and 3.73's. Riding on 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers, 17" MB V-Drive wheels. 2.5" Rock Krawler max travel lift and Fox Racing shocks.

Proud member of NRA
Life supporter of 2nd Amendment
Blame the person not the tool
traitor08 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 06:36 PM   #100
Jeeper
 
JayDubya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: MS
Posts: 164
I've never been in so much traffic that I just didn't think I wouldn't be able to go another inch if I had to press the clutch again. I've previously had 3 manual speed trucks, and a manual speed mustang cobra that made 535 rwhp.

Although I bought a 6sp manual with my JK, I am also pressed with the 5 speed automatic (no experience with the 4 speed auto). I can see advantages to both and would be happy with either one. There may be times, even if briefly, that you would like to have both. For me, I just knew mine was the one when I drove it.
JayDubya is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 06:50 PM   #101
Jeeper
 
TxJprs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Pearland, TX
Posts: 149
My wife wanted me to get a manual. I hadn't had one for a few vehicles, test drove one and thought yeah it would be fun again. So when I ordered my 2012 JKUR, I got a manual. I've pretty much regretted it more than I have enjoyed it. So much so that I am seriously considering trading in on 2014 when they one out in a few months. I'm tired of shifting so damn much. If I ever get a sporty car again, I might do a stick, but I want an auto in my jeep and shouldn't of listened to the wife on that one.
TxJprs is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 08:09 PM   #102
Jeeper
 
The General's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 411
I'll say it in a different way...I've never once regretted getting an automatic.
The General is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 08:49 PM   #103
Jeeper
 
Trek7.2FX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 123
I've only once regretted a manual, when I was driving my Hyundai in DC traffic. Where I live in Ohio, not so much. Here I would regret an auto. I love driving a manual Jeep. Being a younger guy, I enjoy it. Seems like once some people get to a certain age, they only want autos. To each their own.
Trek7.2FX is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 09:18 PM   #104
Jeeper
 
Abnormal-JK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Boondocks Michigan
Posts: 420
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trek7.2FX View Post
I love driving a manual Jeep. Being a younger guy, I enjoy it.
ME TOO... I'm 57...
__________________
Mark

Every road leads somewhere...

ThumbJeeps

Abnormal-JK is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 09:42 PM   #105
Jeeper
 
Binx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: western mass
Posts: 400
I love/loved my manual in my 12jk until it decided to eat itself in the first dew thousand miles. My loaner has the auto and its actually pretty nice. The next one I get will probably be an auto unless they change the manual transmission to something more reliable.
Binx is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #106
Jeeper
 
LewdDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 317
none! to me, manual is just automatic!!!! LOL this is jeep #2 and both have been manual 6 speeds. This '13 JK sahara has the nicest manual I have ever driven. It's a personal thing though. Do what you feel works for you. You can put the automatic in low gear and it will stay there so you can off road with the best of them. There is no wrong answer here.
LewdDude is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 10:13 PM   #107
Jeeper
 
genesbro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: western Oklahoma
Posts: 386
With the manual when you are in 4lo it lets you just idle along without even having to touch the gas pedal. I have the 4.10 and it can even climb pretty steep hills without touching the gas, Love the manual.
__________________
Keep on Wheeling!
genesbro is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 10:32 PM   #108
Jeeper
 
Blastek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,199
Quote:
Originally Posted by LewdDude View Post
none! to me, manual is just automatic!!!! LOL this is jeep #2 and both have been manual 6 speeds. This '13 JK sahara has the nicest manual I have ever driven. It's a personal thing though. Do what you feel works for you. You can put the automatic in low gear and it will stay there so you can off road with the best of them. There is no wrong answer here.
dang man, you must not have driven many manuals. I've driven over a hundred different manuals and this definitely ranks among the worst. somewhere between a ford transit with a 3 foot long shifter and a citroen zx diesel. still, i'd rather buy a bus pass than get an auto.
__________________
2012 Deep Cherry Red JKU Sport S - Tickastar, 6 speed, 3.73, Dual Tops
Blastek is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 10:55 PM   #109
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
I've never been in so much traffic that I just didn't think I wouldn't be able to go another inch if I had to press the clutch again. I've previously had 3 manual speed trucks, and a manual speed mustang cobra that made 535 rwhp.

Although I bought a 6sp manual with my JK, I am also pressed with the 5 speed automatic (no experience with the 4 speed auto). I can see advantages to both and would be happy with either one. There may be times, even if briefly, that you would like to have both. For me, I just knew mine was the one when I drove it.
You don't live in D.C.

lol

In the traffic in my neck of the woods a nice easy dual clutch would be needed to make it manageable. Had one in my Cobra that was feather light but held 600rwhp.
__________________
2004 IBM GTO (600rwhp) SOLD
2003 10th Anniversary KB Cobra (620rwhp) SOLD
2011 Harley Davidson FLHXSE2 SOLD
2009 Pontiac G8 GXP! Trade in...I'm sick
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 10th Anniversary
10Anvil is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 10:59 PM   #110
Jeeper
 
Bvh55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 142
Quote:
Originally Posted by MangoTango34 View Post
I got the 2011 auto. I agree, not as much fun. Wish i would have gotten manual
+1

My 13 is an auto, and I often wish I'd gotten std. I do drive in quite a bit of city traffic though-I'd probably have gotten tired of it (that's what I tell myself anyway)
Bvh55 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 11:06 PM   #111
Jeeper
 
Schocker65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 73
My personal opinion on this is that if you are on the fence, go with the auto. This is not what I did, because I am a diehard manual aficionado. I would not buy an automatic for myself. I just don't feel the level of engagement that I like when driving an auto. Much of a vehicle's personality, to me, is contained in how you interact with the drivetrain via a manual tranny.

With that said, the manual on the JKs can be a little reluctant and tricky to drive smoothly at times, and shifting quickly feels like you are abusing it a bit. If you have driven manual trucks before and liked them (domestic trucks; imports don't count!), you will probably like the JK shifting.

For me though, no regrets.
Schocker65 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-10-2013, 11:33 PM   #112
Jeeper
 
Trek7.2FX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joshua_Pines View Post
ME TOO... I'm 57...
Nice!!
Trek7.2FX is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-11-2013, 12:02 AM   #113
Jeeper
 
WatchThis!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Texas
Posts: 3,950
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schocker65 View Post

........the manual on the JKs can be a little reluctant and tricky to drive smoothly at times, and shifting quickly feels like you are abusing it a bit......
Mine is as smoth as butter and shifts pretty quickly. 4th to 5th is the only spot that acts up every now and again.

__________________
I'm here to participate. I didnt come all this way just to watch.

My jeep's thread http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/che...st-111461.html
WatchThis! is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-11-2013, 12:50 AM   #114
Jeeper
 
JayDubya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: MS
Posts: 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by 10Anvil View Post

You don't live in D.C.

lol

In the traffic in my neck of the woods a nice easy dual clutch would be needed to make it manageable. Had one in my Cobra that was feather light but held 600rwhp.
Lol! Understandable fo real. Cant remember which clutch I had in my cobra but it wasn't bad at all. Seems like it was a spec but not 100% sure. Sold it 7 years ago.

If I was more off road oriented, I prob would have gotten the automatic. I'm just happy to have a wrangler finally. Wrangler envy was taking over every part of my life!! Wish I could afford an auto and a manual.

I have a friend or two in the DC area, and I've heard the nightmare traffic stories.
JayDubya is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-11-2013, 07:39 AM   #115
Jeeper
 
yjswampthing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 226
Regrets? About what!?

I used the filter function on Auto Trader for 3 months to find my 2012 JKU in a manual. I, like many others here, think the manual is true to the spirit of jeep.

Just ask yourself why you're going with a jeep. Probably isnt luxury, speed, towing power, gas mileage, or any other number of things that other cars do better. It appeals to you because there is no substitute for a true jeep. Now what comprises that differs to some folks. To me it's a manual with a lift , bumpers, big tires, etc

If I wanted a more tame road machine I would've just gotten another late model Crew Cab truck.

Nothing wrong with an auto. Does hold a few advantages offroad. In reality most of us are 85% + on road so I would make my decision based on that. Driving to me is just more fun with a manual.

Across the history of transmissions, by and large, manuals have been simpler, lighter, more fuel efficient, and more reliable . Most heat build up goes to a clutch which is easily replaceable instead of the internals of the gear box. New autos are obviously reliable and strong. So don't think one is inherently superior based on build.

High end cars like the Lambo, Ferrari, etc have stuck with manuals over autos until recently with SMG dual clutch gearboxes.

Manuals are a dying breed and that's sad to me.I think I saw <30% of current wranglers are manual. Something to keep in mind down the road when your manual is more "rare" and "desirable" .

PS Owning a manual weeds out a lot of the would be "can I drive your jeep?" friends
yjswampthing is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-11-2013, 07:49 AM   #116
Jeeper
 
Off Pavement's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: The Silver State
Posts: 592
Quote:
Originally Posted by yjswampthing View Post
PS Owning a manual weeds out a lot of the would be "can I drive your jeep?" friends
__________________
The Road To Paradise Is NOT Paved
Off Pavement is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-12-2013, 01:27 PM   #117
Jeeper
 
sinbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Fresno Ca
Posts: 728
I love my manual 6sp.

But, with that said, one of the downfalls of having the manual is that you can't add the advance adapters Rubicrawler to it like you can with the automatic

__________________
It's not about getting out of the Storm, but learning to dance in the rain.
When I die I am going to be buried with my Jeep, cause I haven't yet found a hole it can't get out of!!!!!
06 TJ Rubi 4.0 and alot of other crap
sinbob is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Vendor Spotlight (Deals & More)
Jeep Parts - Jeep Wheels - Jeep Soft Tops
» Recent Threads

» Popular Tags
2.5 2013 2014 advice audio axle bestop build bumper camping clutch doors electrical engine exhaust fenders for sale frame gears hardtop hard top help advice jeep jeep tj jeep wrangler jeep yj jku led lift lift advice lift kit lights manual mods mud newbie noise parts quadratec radiator radio rims rubicon rust sahara shocks soft top speakers sport springs steering stereo stock subwoofer suspension suspension lift swap teraflex tire tires top transfer case transmission unlimited wheels wheels and tires winch wiring wrangler wrangler tj
» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:04 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC