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Old 12-08-2011, 06:38 AM   #31
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Real jeeps as made from 4 parts; full frames, solid axles, round headlights, and manuals.

:-P. Just playing YJ guys.

Drive both and decide what you prefer.

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Old 12-08-2011, 06:39 AM   #32
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Real jeeps as made from 4 parts; full frames, solid axles, round headlights, and manuals.

:-P. Just playing YJ guys.

Drive both and decide what you prefer.
Great joke, 'cept this is the JK section.

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Great joke, 'cept this is the JK section.
So YJ guys/gals will never peruse this forum?
Are they banished from JK thread reading goodness?
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My other car is a 2005 BMW 330I Manual. I have to tell you, when you get used to a manual transmission on a bimmer, nothing else comes even close.

I test drove both on the 2012 JK's and finally decided to go with the automatic. I struggled to do smooth gear shifts with the manual.
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My other car is a 2005 BMW 330I Manual. I have to tell you, when you get used to a manual transmission on a bimmer, nothing else comes even close.

I test drove both on the 2012 JK's and finally decided to go with the automatic. I struggled to do smooth gear shifts with the manual.
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My other car is a 2005 BMW 330I Manual. I have to tell you, when you get used to a manual transmission on a bimmer, nothing else comes even close.
Agree, the Jeep manual is just ok in comparison. My DD is a 2 door Infiniti G35 manual. IMO manuals are for sports cars. But that's just my opinion. Everyone should drive what they like best. No need to slam others for what they like.
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So YJ guys/gals will never peruse this forum?
Are they banished from JK thread reading goodness?
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The 2012 (and I'm sure other years) with the auto transmission have manumatic, or "triptronic" transmission. You can use it like a manual with no clutch, or fully automatic.
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Agree, the Jeep manual is just ok in comparison. My DD is a 2 door Infiniti G35 manual. IMO manuals are for sports cars. But that's just my opinion. Everyone should drive what they like best. No need to slam others for what they like.
Right, trucks should all be automatics.
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Also, much of the time I need to be able answer business calls when driving, and MT adds an additional layer of driver distraction.
If you consider shifting to be a distraction to your phone calls, you should be driving a desk...
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If you consider shifting to be a distraction to your phone calls, you should be driving a desk...
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EVERY car/truck/SUV (2 CJ-5's, 4 Ford F-series gassers, 2 Ford F-series oil-burners, several Hondas and Subarus) my wife and I have EVER owned were manuals. We would buy nothing else...... until we got our latest vehicles.

When my wife bought her latest F-350, a manual tranny could not be found in the entire state of California. She bought the auto. My '10 JKU Rubicon is auto.

From now on, we will buy nothing else BUT an auto!!! (But we both STILL like to drive the CJ's!!! Sticks are still fun now and again!)
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I drive an auto, but one of the main reasons I considered a manual at all was the ability to push start your vehicle. If you're out in the boonies (or live there), and the battery dies or starter goes, its nice to be able to push start the vehicle.

Aside from that, manuals are not all they're cracked up to be in a Jeep. Sure, someone will say that it costs less from the factory, but when you pay for a few replacement clutches you'll make up the difference.

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like i want it to be; me, my car, and the road!


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My last car was a stick, loved it on the weekends and for having fun but not for daily driving. My jeep is auto and I doubt I will ever go back, unless its for a weekend fun toy!
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If you consider shifting to be a distraction to your phone calls, you should be driving a desk...
That's one of the reasons I bought a JK with a manual, AC outlet, bluetooth and gps - best desk I ever had.
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Agree, the Jeep manual is just ok in comparison. My DD is a 2 door Infiniti G35 manual. IMO manuals are for sports cars. But that's just my opinion. Everyone should drive what they like best. No need to slam others for what they like.
Don't know if this adds to the conversation but, I had always heard reference to this quote. So by that logic, manual is the way to go.

"Jeep is America's only real sports car" -Enzo Ferrari

That said, I bought my 2011 in MT because the AT just didn't feel right, seemed shift late or not when I would shift.

And at least with the 2011 they got rid of the idiot light that told you when to shift. now we just have the "ECO" tag to tell us when we are driving in an economical way.
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Don't know if this adds to the conversation but, I had always heard reference to this quote. So by that logic, manual is the way to go.

"Jeep is America's only real sports car" -Enzo Ferrari

That said, I bought my 2011 in MT because the AT just didn't feel right, seemed shift late or not when I would shift.

And at least with the 2011 they got rid of the idiot light that told you when to shift. now we just have the "ECO" tag to tell us when we are driving in an economical way.
My all-time favorite speed/mileage control gadget was in my Dad's '68 Buick Skylark GS. You could set it to have a buzzer go off when a selected speed was exceeded. Guess you know what I used that for.
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The only MT i've ever owned was a Jeep YJ. Bought it with 44K miles and beat it to 155K miles when I sold it. I never replaced the clutch on it, ever. So I dont get how others are saying they went thru so many clutches?

Knock on wood, as my '12 is a manuel

Plus I test drove an auto and it felt like something was missing. Again, this is just my opinion and to each there own, im not rock crawl'n mine or any other super off road'n.
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Automatic, 4 doors, heated leather seating, remote start, power mirrors windows and locks in a Wrangler.....what's this world coming to??

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Automatic, 4 doors, heated leather seating, remote start, power mirrors windows and locks in a Wrangler.....what's this world coming to??

Next thing you know they will put a hybrid engine in there.......

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