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Old 01-24-2013, 02:41 PM   #301
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ive wondered if i would regret ordering a manual. but my work is either 3 or 5 miles away and i am rarely in stop and go traffic. and even if i was, the clutch is real easy so i probably wouldn't mind. however, my wrx is miserable in stop and go traffic. stiffest clutch i have ever driven period.

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Old 01-24-2013, 02:51 PM   #302
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No regrets. Wouldn't have it any other way.
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To have a Wrangler in an automatic is unmanly.

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Old 01-24-2013, 03:23 PM   #303
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I regret my automatic, kind of. I bought my JK used so I didn't have a choice -- it came with the 5spd automatic. It's good, really, a great trans with nice shifts. It's smooth and yields good economy too for a Wrangler. But, I often wish I had the 6spd manual. The auto is great on the trails I've been on, but the light-clutch manual trans would have been just as easy for me. If it weren't for my daughter learning to drive in the Wrangler, I would have held out for a manual -- not that the auto is bad -- it's just that I like the idea of a manual trans being simple to maintain with less to go wrong over time.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:27 PM   #304
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I'm at over 10 years with a manual TJ/JK and never regretted it for a moment. And 95% of my driving is stop and go city driving. Love it.
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ive wondered if i would regret ordering a manual. but my work is either 3 or 5 miles away and i am rarely in stop and go traffic. and even if i was, the clutch is real easy so i probably wouldn't mind. however, my wrx is miserable in stop and go traffic. stiffest clutch i have ever driven period.


Try driving my 97 Supra, 6 puck clutch you'll shit yourself if you were stuck in traffic...one reason why my left leg is bigger than my right leg...
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:03 PM   #306
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Worse than a '07-'09 GT500? That's a stiff clutch (I own one).
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I also removed my power steering, try turning 19s and 275's upfront while NOT moving...it's a workout driving the Supra, made me feel like a beast
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:25 PM   #308
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Love my manual. 4 Low on the trail saves breaks. Also, 4 Low in first gear going down hill is cool. Gotta use the gas pedal to go down hill. Really happy with my manual.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:34 PM   #309
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I've been tip-toeing around this question in certain threads...but didn't want to start a new one about this specific topic.


It would be nice to hear from those that have the manuals and if they really don't the manual in the Jeep. I think manuals are awesome (and am looking at a 2-door 6 speed), but outside of the cool factor, I have not heard anyone say anything.....positive.....about the 6 speed in the Wrangler.


Well I love my 6 speed. I get great gas mileage and the power is there when you want to rev it. I think it is much more fun off road and it is simpler and cheaper to maintain and fix.

I will buy manuals as long as my wife lets me (this might be the last one LOL).
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:38 PM   #310
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Do not regret it at all. The jeep is meant to have a manual in it. When I went looking at them I told the salesperson don't show me autos cause I won't even consider them.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:55 PM   #311
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Not at all! I owned a 2001 VW GTi in a 5 sp MT, and just purchased a 2013 Jeep in a 6 sp MT. I have no complaints what's so ever. If you love to drive, a manual tranny is usually your best bet. I haven't gone 4wheeling yet.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:56 PM   #312
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I love mine. When I went to buy it there where 30 or so Wranglers on the lot and only 2 of the had manual transmissions. Thankfully one of them had everything else I wanted too. 6 speed, 3.73, nice radio with satellite,leather wrapped steering wheel, towing package...so one. Oh and it is black!!!!

I like the clunks and everything about this tranny, seems solid and tight. I will only own a manual trans. in a Jeep. Personnal Preferance.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:06 PM   #313
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I LOVE driving stick way more than an automatic, I was stuck with an automatic for 11 BORING years, I never got tired of highway or town driving in a manual and now that I FINALLY got my Jeep Wrangler in a 5 speed manual I love driving again, (even tho it'll need a new tranny soon) It's a bonus that so many others can't drive a stick, not that I'd share my Jeep hahaha no way! My hubby just learned how to drive and in 2 yrs my son will be ready to get his learners then I'll blow what's left of my tranny teaching them to drive a stick, until then I will treat it with gentle loving care and drive my dream Jeep!!!! Also winter driving on a stick is way safer, the more you can stay off the brake the better! This all from a Northern Canadian girl
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:09 PM   #314
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The maunalesque auto is likely pretty sweet.. Can downshift And hold gears.. So...

It's all personal preference. For me, manual shift is required. I feel connected to, at one with the vehicle.. I love my JK entirely. Such an enjoyable rig to operate.

Side note. C7 manual...7 speed! WhAt?!
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:56 AM   #315
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I talked to a lady with a sweet ass Jeep she said she spent 6000$ on a tranny that can switch between auto & manual, I didn't know that was an option but I've never had 6000$ to spent on vehicle upgrades.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:35 AM   #316
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first time, when I left dealership's yard at my band new JKR 2.8 CRD manual, I was really scared. Ten previuos years only AUTO's were been droven. Anyway, couple weeks later I started to get used. Memories come back - 15 years ago I used only manual. Frankly saying, sometimes it still fades in not the best situations ))))) I really like its smooth and silky gears' change. As someone says above - U control car operation, not its' computer. It is funny and really manly)))
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:37 AM   #317
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+1: K so I'm 51. My first car was a manual in 1976. Drove autos for 32 years. I just bought a 2010 Wrangler 6 manual and I have never been happier. Takes a little adjusting to but its like riding a bike. I also have not seen the lack of power that some people talk about. I have driven it from Sacramento to Tahoe and I could accelerate up hill in 6th gently but still accelerating. 5th gets me around traffic easily. Love my manual. . . oh yeah and he's right. . . .no body can borrow your Jeep.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:42 AM   #318
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I prefer auto. I don't see any thrill in shifting gears in a slow vehicle. As for manlyness i'm not 15 anymore. I don't need to rely on what I drive to prove that.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:12 AM   #319
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I prefer auto. I don't see any thrill in shifting gears in a slow vehicle. As for manlyness i'm not 15 anymore. I don't need to rely on what I drive to prove that.
... in addition - manual shifting makes you move ... always - do you want it or not. Nowadays it has a sense, too )))) Car w/AUTO push me me asleep - feel this way at hers' AUDI. So, may be it is not so manly, but, definitely, it is really sporty )))))
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:15 AM   #320
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I wouldn't swap my manual for anything. Yeah, the Jeep version is a little clunky, and the pedal throw is long, but I'm not bothered by either of those traits.

It works great for me off-road and in snow, which is about all I can ask. An added benefit in my case: I've got a '12 with 3.73 gears with 35" tires; for me, that's a little underpowered. I've been planning to regear to 4.56 for awhile now, but really haven't had the time to do it...in the meantime, it's liveable because of the manual transmission, being able to downshift to 5th on the freeway if/when I need.

Nope, not a single regret.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:09 AM   #321
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... in addition - manual shifting makes you move ... always - do you want it or not. Nowadays it has a sense, too )))) Car w/AUTO push me me asleep - feel this way at hers' AUDI. So, may be it is not so manly, but, definitely, it is really sporty )))))
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:20 AM   #322
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Anyone regret getting a manual?
Not once.

Unnnllessss I drove in traffic every day, which I don't.

I do like to hop in the Wife's TDI and go down the road, but for the Jeep, I love it.
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Buying a 2012 Sport Manual was the WORST decision I have ever made.









I broke my arm in September and have been forced to drive my wife's automatic Tahoe while I stare longingly at my Jeep leaving every day with my wife. I miss my Jeep. I love my Jeep. I don't think I'm getting it back....maybe she will let me get a 2013 Rubicon 6 speed....

Wow! I feel for you, man
Keep working on getting the '13. I love mine!!
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:24 AM   #324
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No regrets. Love it. And my wife can drive a manual too. And I don't mind it in traffic and it's my DD. I think it's a personal thing. Either you like manual or you don't.
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I've only been driving stick since November, It took me a month to learn and feel comfortable, I get in my Auto PT Cruiser once in a blue moon and right away my foot is looking for that clutch and my hand is getting ready to shift into 1st. I love driving manual.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:12 AM   #326
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Maybe when im 100 years and would rather sit home and watch the reruns of the golden girls will i then retire the manual trans
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:45 PM   #327
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I doubt many will say they regret it. Folks like what they have.

Me - I drove manual Jeeps for nearly 30 years and never thought that I would own an auto...but I just bought a 2013 auto JKR because the 5 speed coupled with the 3.6L and 4.10 gearing is a blast to drive. It also makes me cringe less when my wife wants to drive it. I never let anyone drive my manual Wranglers, which is why the clutches and trannys lasted forever.

But either way, get what you like. Autos have many advantages, including off-road. Manuals are a more active driving profile that many folks like.

That all said, I find the whole "real Jeeps are manuals" and "real men drive manuals" thing ridiculous. If your manhood is defined by a stick that you grab on to and play with, it's time to reevaluate.
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Another example of stupid threads.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:12 PM   #329
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Another example of stupid threads.
My way of thinking is there are no stupid threads, only stupid responses

I think guys who are saying sticks are for real men are just saying that in fun.

The only one's who seem to get upset are the guys who don't have a sense of humor.... and they also happen to have an auto
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I doubt many will say they regret it. Folks like what they have.

Me - I drove manual Jeeps for nearly 30 years and never thought that I would own an auto...but I just bought a 2013 auto JKR because the 5 speed coupled with the 3.6L and 4.10 gearing is a blast to drive. It also makes me cringe less when my wife wants to drive it. I never let anyone drive my manual Wranglers, which is why the clutches and trannys lasted forever.

But either way, get what you like. Autos have many advantages, including off-road. Manuals are a more active driving profile that many folks like.

That all said, I find the whole "real Jeeps are manuals" and "real men drive manuals" thing ridiculous. If your manhood is defined by a stick that you grab on to and play with, it's time to reevaluate.
LMAO: Just re-evaluated. Still true. I'm hopeless.

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