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Old 06-05-2012, 10:15 PM   #91
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I've had my 6 spd Jeep for a month now (it's my first Jeep), and I just love it. I haven't had a manual vehicle in 15 years and so I was a little nervous about it at first. For me, it makes wheeling more exciting. To have to think ahead of time what gear I should be in and when you put in the gear you want and you feel the clunk, you know you are in control. Besides, where is the fun in just Gas or Brake?

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Old 06-05-2012, 10:17 PM   #92
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Hey "50 somthing"--I'm "70 something" and I have a "SISSY RIDE"


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I did notice the vibration regarding rough road conditions, but took my hand off the stick... Dah!

Do you want a "Jeep" or a "Sissy" Ride? An Auto is not a "Jeep"!

Still have not got her broke in at 500 miles and She will tame down after 1000 miles I'm sure.

And who in the heck would you trust to drive your "Jeep" But your Wife?

Just my 2 cents, but a real "Jeep" is a standard!

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Old 06-05-2012, 10:24 PM   #93
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Sorry Jimbo but us manly men with sicks refuse to read a post from a sissy jeep driver.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:36 PM   #94
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I drive in VERY bad traffic everyday and I have a 5speed manual. Not a problem in traffic. Just gotta leave extra distance between you and he vehicle in front of you.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:42 PM   #95
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I have an Auto now, but I miss manual!
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:43 PM   #96
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A manual transmission, windows, & locks belongs on a Jeep Wrangler like meat belongs on a burger.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:47 PM   #97
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A manual transmission, windows, & locks belongs on a Jeep Wrangler like meat belongs on a burger.
6 speed but my Rubi came with power windows and locks.
Am I a partial sissy ?
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:47 PM   #98
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No regrets, not even for a second. I've never owned an automatic and don't plan to. Towing is easy with a manual. I wouldn't worry about that.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:51 PM   #99
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Have a couple month old 2 dr Rubicon and love the manual. Get over 19 mpg with 4:10's and first gear is great in low range. I drove both when I ordered and fell in love with the manual as soon as I drove it.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:03 PM   #100
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Mine is a 6 speed & I love it more now with the Drake shifter on it...it feels much better on your hand rather than the huge shifter from the factory (that was my 1st mod on my JK), my old '95 YJ was also a 5 speed...manual all the way!
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:07 PM   #101
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Sorry Jimbo but us manly men with sicks refuse to read a post from a sissy jeep driver.
I used to have respect for manley men with "SICKS"

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Old 06-05-2012, 11:14 PM   #102
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the stick is fun to drive, but I got tired of my last one after awhile. I have a 36 inseam, long legs. after awhile, sore hip, sore left knee, especially driving home already tired from hard workouts. I think it would have been much easier if I had shorter legs. But even then, I now find emailing, texting, and eating lunch to be an important part of my driving experience! Call me a sissy, but don't take my auto!!!
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:31 AM   #103
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Thumbs up Really Glad I got the Stick Shift

It seems like there is no good reason on paper to get the manual with the new pornstar auto transmission. It made it really hard to pull the trigger on the stick shift, but in the end I knew I would always regret if I didn't get one. It's like going to a Japanese restaurant and eating with chop sticks, just way more fun.

I really don't like the fact that you shouldn't shift in deep mud/water. Double clutching to down shift is a bit hard to do because there is a bit of throttle lag. The shifter wiggles like crazy at times but I think it is cool.


I bought mine with only having driven a stick briefly a few times. It took about 3-4 days before I was pretty good and not stalling.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:55 AM   #104
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A real Jeep also doesn't have air conditioning, a stereo, fuel injection, power steering and brakes, airbags, etc... Does yours?
Dag Gum,

You got me there. Can't seem to get one without those things, but I did get no electric windows or locks. Does that count??? LOL

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Love your comments...
Thank you Kind Sir.

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Hey "50 somthing"--I'm "70 something" and I have a "SISSY RIDE"




Since I have an auto--don't worry, you won't have to ride init-







Us "sissys" loveit at 7000'

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Hey Jimbo,

I didn't mean you were a Sissy, or anything like that. You are the "Man" and everyone on this site knows it. Please forgive me and go drink your Ensure this morning, so you can keep up ol' Boy...

Just kidding my friend,

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Old 06-06-2012, 05:18 AM   #108
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We went with the 6 speed because, well, it IS a JEEP!!

Seriously, get whatever you are comfortable with. My JKU is not my DD...my F-150 Lariat is. However, I still would have bought my JKU 6 speed even if it were my DD.

I have the most miserable commute to work out of anyone here on the forum. It is about 3 minutes to my plant. 4 if there is a school bus in front of me...so, it can be tiresome at times!

We don't do heavy wheeling off road and we have no rocks to climb. However, she will be sitting on the beach having fun for sure!!!!
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:38 AM   #109
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Hey Jimbo,

7000', well try 14,260' while cloud walking...

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Can't take a "Jeep" this far up "Big Boy"...

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Old 06-06-2012, 05:48 AM   #110
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Hey Jimbo,

7000', well try 14,260' while cloud walking...

Can't take a "Jeep" this far up "Big Boy"...

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Old 06-06-2012, 06:12 AM   #112
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Beautiful
Yeah,

That is when you really Know there is a "GOD"! It's Just Amazing up above the Clouds!

Sort of hard to take a breath, but I know a "Jeep" would have more of a problem regarding that!

Just messing about with Jim and I hope he knows it.

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Old 06-06-2012, 07:55 AM   #113
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I so wish I got a manual... The auto is just a little boring to drive. Now the wife can drive it cause it's an auto!! WTF was I thinking?????? Looks like it's gonna go to the kid in a few years when he's old enough & I can get a 2dr manual like, I planned in the first place.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:01 AM   #114
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I never thought I'd be able to drive a manual shift again

After loosing my 2003 Corvette Z06.. (manual shift) I thought I'd never get another manual again.. going through 4 other cars (all automatic) until we got the 08 Wrang..

Not for the fact that it's a manual.. but because of my arms.. developing two forms of CTS and nerve damage.. I just thought I couldn't drive a manual shift anymore..

Although I have an issue with first gear.. the rest is easy and doesn't take much effort.. Sitting very close to the steering wheel.. I've left everything within reach as not to stress my arms or my back.. I was more worried about my wife.. then recalling her days of driving her Z28.. so No worries now.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:16 AM   #115
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Maybe that is why he got a manual! Haha
exactly why i got one lol
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:23 AM   #116
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I haven't had to good of luck with automatics. The last car I got I shelled out $2,500.00 for a replacement transmission. It still isn't quit right. My manuals seem to last forever. I currently have a 2012 Rubicon 2 door 6 speed and love it. I start out in 2nd gear, then go to 4th and then 6th unless I'm going up a slight uphill. Also the hill start assist is a nice feature for my wife. She prefers an automatic but loves the 6 speed too.

Over the years all 5 of my Jeeps have been manuals.
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Sorry I insulted you guys by suggesting that 7000 ft in the Sierras was such a mundane altitude to camp/fish/hike in

I'm sure you'll all spend most of your summer/winter above 10,000 ft enjoying all your free time-

I'm outta this equation-there are to many much more able jeep drivers in this thread and my opinion is unwarranted-

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True that.. our last Wrang.. (99) had an auto.. and according to my sources that trans was made by Toyota.. not sure how reliable my source is/was.. but that trans was a piece of crap.. which is a fact.. going through numerous repairs. Putting a 3 speed automatic in a jeep should be outlawed.. then who ever thought of the idea, should be shot.. maybe just in the knees..

@JIMBOX nah your good..
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:34 AM   #119
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So is it strange that I'll take power windows/locks/mirrors/seats/steering column/pedals, touch screen navigation, heated and cooled leather seats, heated and cooled cup holders, heated steering wheel, auto adjusting cruise control, a full size sunroof, pretty much everything that would be available, EXCEPT the auto transmission?
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Depends on who you ask.. I have heard that Jeep is going with some sort of new trans on the Liberty.. something like (don't quote me) 9 speed?.. Just doing this to save on gas.. and I'm assuming its an automatic.. cause I doubt anyone would cycle through all those gears in a manual.

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