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Old 05-11-2013, 09:33 AM   #61
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I drove an auto for seven years before I got the jeep and I was SO ready to get back to a manual. I've owned it and the previous jeep now for 6 years and absolutely love the manual in all kinds of driving. Six speeds? Yah, sometimes....most of the time it is less than six, mostly a four speed. I skip gears all the time. I find myself going 1, 2, 4, 6 a lot and even more going 1, 3, 5. Around town in hilly areas I tend to stay in 5th so that she responds quickly to the accelerator.

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My wife had an auto PT Cruiser after driving standard for years (she was converted when she met me) and now is driving the Black 2 door Rubi with standard and absolutely loves driving the jeep.

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Well... All that reading and all I got out of it is basically a 50/50 split in preference. Wish there was more objective opinions. Just as undecided as before I read this and many other similar posts.
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WOW, this old Thread was brought back from the grave..........

It is a choice, so get whatever makes you happy!!!!!!!!!!
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WOW, this old Thread was brought back from the grave..........

It is a choice, so get whatever makes you happy!!!!!!!!!!
Yup! Now an we get an old sport/rubi, CAI, or some other dead horse discussion going, too?
Oops... 4door/2door. Lolol
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Fom the other thread just today!!!!!!!
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can you really not drink coffee while driving a manual? i do it on the regular, its not that difficult
I have a 6 speed manual, I drive with my knees, eat, drink no problems, I love a stick and would never own anything else.
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Yup! Now an we get an old sport/rubi, CAI, or some other dead horse discussion going, too?
Oops... 4door/2door. Lolol
One of my Posts, transferred from another Thread!

Manual verses Automatic.
Hard tops verses soft tops.
2 door verses 4 door.
Color verses color.
Painted Hard Top and Fenders verses Black not painted.
33's verses 35's verses 37's.
3.73 verses 4.10 verses 4.56 verses 4.88 verses 5.13 Ratio.
Leather verses cloth.
Wheel spacers verses don't use wheel spacers.
Wheel size 15' verses 16's verse 17's verses 18's verses 20's.
Wheel width 7.5 verses 8.0 verses 8.5 verses 9.0 verses 10.0.
Chrome wheels verses Black wheels.
CAI verses Stock air filter..
Synthetic oil verses Conventional oil.
5w20 oil verses 5w30 oil.
Oil change intervals, 3,000, 5,000, 7,500, 10,000, verses or never, because my warning system never came on.
Mopar oil filters verses other Brand of filters.
Mobile 1 verses Chrysler/Jeep recommended oil's.
OAT Antifreeze verses HOAT Antifreeze.
19/60 springs verses 10A springs.
Tinted windows verses non-tinted windows.
87 Octane fuel verses 89 verses 91.

It's a choice!!!!!!!!!
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It's a choice!!!!!!!!!
True... but that doesn't make it any less funny.
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Manual verses Automatic.
Hard tops verses soft tops.
2 door verses 4 door.
Color verses color.
Painted Hard Top and Fenders verses Black not painted.
33's verses 35's verses 37's.
3.73 verses 4.10 verses 4.56 verses 4.88 verses 5.13 Ratio.
Leather verses cloth.
Wheel spacers verses don't use wheel spacers.
Wheel size 15' verses 16's verse 17's verses 18's verses 20's.
Wheel width 7.5 verses 8.0 verses 8.5 verses 9.0 verses 10.0.
Chrome wheels verses Black wheels.
CAI verses Stock air filter..
Synthetic oil verses Conventional oil.
5w20 oil verses 5w30 oil.
Oil change intervals, 3,000, 5,000, 7,500, 10,000, verses or never, because my warning system never came on.
Mopar oil filters verses other Brand of filters.
Mobile 1 verses Chrysler/Jeep recommended oil's.
OAT Antifreeze verses HOAT Antifreeze.
19/60 springs verses 10A springs.
Tinted windows verses non-tinted windows.
87 Octane fuel verses 89 verses 91.

It's a choice!!!!!!!!!
I choose bacon! (Sorry, couldn't resist)
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My wife had an auto PT Cruiser after driving standard for years (she was converted when she met me) and now is driving the Black 2 door Rubi with standard and absolutely loves driving the jeep.
My wife was driving a 1973 Chevy C10 with three-on-the-tree when we met*. And yes, she knew how to jiggle the linkage to free it up from when it would bind. It was always such a pain to change the nylon wear spacers to keep that from happening. Sometimes you could wiggle a thin tie-wrap in there and it would work. Sort of.

She grew up learning to drive an early CJ with three speed on the floor. It is still in her family, and maybe someday we will get it.

* I had just sold my "Hairy Chested Man Truck" a 1978 Dodge W150 Power Wagon with 360-4bbl and 4 speed manual. I was able to buy an extended cab 1981 Datsun pickup (manual, 2WD) and a 1981 Datsun 310GX (manual) with what I sold it for!
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Merry Christmas, all!!!!!!!
^^^And the same to you Sir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I choose bacon! (Sorry, couldn't resist)
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I had just sold my "Hairy Chested Man Truck" a 1978 Dodge W150 Power Wagon with 360-4bbl and 4 speed manual.
Drooling here! (not about the hairy chest stuff... about the Power Wagon stuff... didn't want anyone getting the wrong idea)
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Manual verses Automatic.
Hard tops verses soft tops.
2 door verses 4 door.
Color verses color.
Painted Hard Top and Fenders verses Black not painted.
33's verses 35's verses 37's.
3.73 verses 4.10 verses 4.56 verses 4.88 verses 5.13 Ratio.
Leather verses cloth.
Wheel spacers verses don't use wheel spacers.
Wheel size 15' verses 16's verse 17's verses 18's verses 20's.
Wheel width 7.5 verses 8.0 verses 8.5 verses 9.0 verses 10.0.
Chrome wheels verses Black wheels.
CAI verses Stock air filter..
Synthetic oil verses Conventional oil.
5w20 oil verses 5w30 oil.
Oil change intervals, 3,000, 5,000, 7,500, 10,000, verses or never, because my warning system never came on.
Mopar oil filters verses other Brand of filters.
Mobile 1 verses Chrysler/Jeep recommended oil's.
OAT Antifreeze verses HOAT Antifreeze.
19/60 springs verses 10A springs.
Tinted windows verses non-tinted windows.
87 Octane fuel verses 89 verses 91.

It's a choice!!!!!!!!!
Don't forget: Ginger or Mary Ann.
Mary Ann btw
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