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Old 09-27-2011, 05:24 PM   #1
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Lots of fun data.

I'm a 40 year old male, married, master's degree, own motorcycles, have raised a gaggle of kids (two still in the home), shoot guns, work hard, own a few macs (although I keep 'em a lonnnng time), shop at thrift stores, prefer boots to sneakers except on weekends when I wear Birks, and by golly, love the connection between my Jeep and myself using a stick shift. To me, a manual is part of the visceral, mechanical appeal of a vehicle which drives like an old-school lorry.

We did buy an automatic Patriot, though- because contrary to popular belief, I think the CVT is neat. We're a his 'n hers Jeep fam.

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I'm 17 and fit the stick side pretty well for not even being out of high school yet. That was entertaining. They even got my classic books and TV channels right lol.
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I answered most of the questions on the Manual side yet drive a Auto. I think this was probably made up
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The survey was done by the people at Mini. For one, they have never been off road. 2 who the heck would be seen in a mini...

I drive an auto.
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The survey was done by the people at Mini. For one, they have never been off road. 2 who the heck would be seen in a mini...

I drive an auto.
At 40mpg highway, I am. The YJ and JK Rubi are manuals. Wouldn't even think of a Wrangler with an auto.
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At 40mpg highway, I am. The YJ and JK Rubi are manuals. Wouldn't even think of a Wrangler with an auto.
I would much prefer a Jeep in an Auto to a Mini in anything.. And I like different rides..

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i call the survey total fiction, i can drive anything on wheels, autos \ and 18 speed tractor trailers. even a twin stick tractor.. i live in the city of boston, we have 4-6 hour traffic jams,,, i'll take the auto any day. jmo witch means nothing.
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I sided mostly with the manual column, but my jeep is auto.
Course my last 2 vehicles have been manual so....
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My '08 JKUR came with an automatic tranny 42rle mode-

All the young "stickers PooPo'd my Ruby with an auto, with, " man, you just don't have any CHALLENGES, with a lOWLY auto-and my "stick" is SO MUCH better off-road-

Heh Heh, I listened very carefully to all the pros/cons of stick vs auto-

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I would much prefer a Jeep in an Auto to a Mini in anything.. And I like different rides..

Can't say anything to that. I guess it's not a British thing because I see a Shag-uar. Although, Mini is BMW (German) and Jaguar is British/Ford/Italian, not sure. Nice rig though.
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I would much prefer a Jeep in an Auto to a Mini in anything.. And I like different rides..
There are 5 minis at my apartment complex, looks like an obstacle cousre for my new Rubicon lol.
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There are 5 minis at my apartment complex, looks like an obstacle cousre for my new Rubicon lol.
I almost rolled over mine with my Rubi a couple of times. That little sucker does handle and gets great gas mileage though.
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There are 5 minis at my apartment complex, looks like an obstacle cousre for my new Rubicon lol.
Now, I draw the line at a Fiat 500.
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Do they even make jeeps with a stick any more? Lol im kidding.
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I sided with about 90% of the manual side, but my Jeep is an auto. I very much prefer a manual, but being that it's my DD, stop and go traffic jams are much more pleasant with an auto so I don't mind too much. Used Jeeps with manual are quite rare around here, so I took what I could find since I'd still be looking for the ideal one with a manual transmission.
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I would much prefer a Jeep in an Auto to a Mini in anything.. And I like different rides..

Very nice! What lift, tires and rims do you have on that?
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I sided with about 90% of the manual side, but my Jeep is an auto. I very much prefer a manual, but being that it's my DD, stop and go traffic jams are much more pleasant with an auto so I don't mind too much. Used Jeeps with manual are quite rare around here, so I took what I could find since I'd still be looking for the ideal one with a manual transmission.
Thats what I would worry about.

Almost every 11-12 you see on here is an auto.

I like to see actual numbers of stan/auto being made.

Probably end up paying more for a used model cause they know that manuals are going to be harder to find-- just a hunch.
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Very nice! What lift, tires and rims do you have on that?
Thank You, Rock krawler 2.5, the Wheels are Pro Comp and the tires are 35" Duratracs.
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My DD is a stick, my Jeep is automatic.
Me too.... (But my Jeep is currently my Libby that I only use for winter and towing).
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I have two vehicles, an Avalanche LTZ and when I get back a 12 JKUR 6 speed. The Avalanche is the family cruiser, with A/C seats (don't knock 'em til you tried it) and it is an auto, great vehicle but not necessarily a "fun" vehicle.

the Jeep is the family fun vehicle, and to me, a stick makes it more fun, it will also be my DD, but I live on post and it is only a 10-15 minute drive. So bottom line I choose a stick even though my wife can't drive one because the interaction with the vehicle/ fun factor.

for most of that blog I was with the Manual side and every since "The Italion Job" I have said if I ever get a car it would be a Mini

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I have always owned a stick and always will. I'm not debating which trans is better for what just say'n that a stick is more fun. To me there is no thrill in a auto trans put it in "D" and let your brain go numb.........That sounds like fun...and yes I like laptops and the Mini.
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I've always been a huge manual proponent but I test drove the 6 speed Jeep and was very disappointed. You have to release the clutch pedal super high for it to catch. When not actively pushing the clutch my feet end up underneath the pedal so I have to push my foot around the pedal and lift my leg up pretty high just to get there. I'm sure I could get used to it but I see not reason to so I went with the Auto for my Jeep.
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I've always been a huge manual proponent but I test drove the 6 speed Jeep and was very disappointed. You have to release the clutch pedal super high for it to catch. When not actively pushing the clutch my feet end up underneath the pedal so I have to push my foot around the pedal and lift my leg up pretty high just to get there. I'm sure I could get used to it but I see not reason to so I went with the Auto for my Jeep.
See I actually like the deep clutch of the TJ atleast. My dad has an old Toyota pickup truck and the clutch moves maybe an inch and a half. You can't even tell where the bite point is. in my TJ the push is deep and firm yet my foot can rest comfortably on it while not depressed.
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See I actually like the deep clutch of the TJ atleast. My dad has an old Toyota pickup truck and the clutch moves maybe an inch and a half. You can't even tell where the bite point is. in my TJ the push is deep and firm yet my foot can rest comfortably on it while not depressed.
That is one thing I do miss with the Tj, you can rest your foot on the pedal. The Jk you can not.
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Think outside the box guys. The younger generation didn't grow up with sticks since the auto became standard. They're not describing the differences between stick and auto drivers.

They're describing the difference between older and younger generations.
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It took me almost 3 months to find a Rubicon that wasn't an auto around here. When I decided to buy a JKU,having a stick shift was one of the things I wasn't going to compromise on.
Having the 6sp off road is great for maintaining speed and getting over obstacles. If I want to drive an auto,I'll get into my Grand Cherokee.
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So, evidentaly you feel that a jeep CAN'T MAINTAIN SPEED OR GET OVER OBSTACLES, if it has an auto tranny ?????


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It took me almost 3 months to find a Rubicon that wasn't an auto around here. When I decided to buy a JKU,having a stick shift was one of the things I wasn't going to compromise on.
Having the 6sp off road is great for maintaining speed and getting over obstacles. If I want to drive an auto,I'll get into my Grand Cherokee.
Have you ever driven a jeep off-road,(not fireroads), with an auto--(7/11) ??

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Jimbo, you obviously were not aware that the 6-speed transmission creates a levetational field allowing you to maintain a constant 50 miles an hour over any obstacle path...page 611 in the manual (personal notes section)

and I thought you knew everything Jeep!

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