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Old 12-16-2010, 08:05 AM   #1
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Manual Vs Automatic

I'm just wondering what the opinions of the members out there on which one is better? Or which one that you prefer and why. Please state what you use and why you like it over the other.

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Old 12-16-2010, 08:11 AM   #2
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I hope you understand that this is purely subjective and has been covered a thousand times. Neither is "better" than the other. It all depends on your personal preference. I prefer manual. The next reply will prefer automatic and so on.

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Old 12-16-2010, 08:12 AM   #3
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This is purely subjective. There are points to be made for either side, but it will come down to what you are more comfortable with and what suits your driving style.

I am auto fwiw
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:23 AM   #4
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Personal preference. There was just a long thread on this floating around here not a week ago
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:28 AM   #5
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Do you like SAM ADAMS or Bud-it's purely personal-

Autos have drawbacks and manuals have drawbacks--I like Autos-

Choose your weapon !!

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I typically prefer manuals in my vehicles as I am an old school hot rodder, but after driving several of each when I was TJ shopping a few months ago, I liked the auto better as this is a DD and most of that would be around town drivng.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:30 AM   #7
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actually....Sam Adams is BETTER than Bud.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:47 AM   #8
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Auto because my wife told me if I wanted a Jeep that it had to be auto. I wanted a Jeep more than I wanted manual.
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Actually....sam adams is better than bud.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:53 AM   #10
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By the way, here are a couple of other threads to keep you busy, if you're really interested in what everyone has to say on the matter:

1. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/aut...ual-70921.html
2. automatic vs. manual
3. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/man...tic-57592.html
4. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/auto...ual-32343.html
5. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/aut...ual-63299.html
6. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/auto...ard-61902.html
7. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/auto...fer-60964.html

Well, that's what came up for the last three months or so... I'm sure there's more if you keep going back.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:58 AM   #11
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Nice, jeffk42.

Since this question always comes up, maybe the moderators would consider a sticky with links to bunch of previous threads on the topic. ??? Just a suggestion.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:18 AM   #13
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Screw what all my fellow jeep owner friends say, AUTO is better so suck it stick shift drivers.

Just kidding, its all up to the driver and application. Ive definitely been in situations where having a manual payed off and same for my current automatic
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for me it was simple, growing up in Europe the standard tranny was..........well the standard, auto tranny's are considered luxury items. I never really ever thought of getting a auto, manual is all I've ever had.
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My husband and I respectfully refuse to ever own an automatic vehicle. I can understand why they are better for some people, and in some vehicles, but in performance and offroad vehicles, I love having absolute control over everything. I'm not even a fan of paddle shifters. But many people who swear by autos have their reasons as well. For example, my mother can't drive a stick because of some leg issues. To each their own on this topic, but IMHO, a standard is infinitely more fun to drive... Unless you live somewhere with constant bumper to bumper traffic!
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:14 AM   #16
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:22 AM   #17
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i live in an area where traffic is horrendous...top five worst traffic in the country i think, but i still drive a manual because i love it. it's all i've ever driven
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:26 AM   #18
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I love my auto course I never have driven a manual
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Manual for me. I learned how to drive a John Deere tractor at the age of 7, and then an Izuzu at the age of 9, both standard (well, to a point for the tractor). Ever since then, i have been hooked on manual transmissions. Something about the feel, and the response you get from a mt. Autos are nice, and very convenient in the city, but i just get a lot more enjoyment out of the manual.

When i first met my wife back in Denver, i had a 96 F-150 Eddie Bauer edition, with 5 speed I6. All she had ever driven was an auto. So, one winter night, i decide she needs to learn how to drive a stick, in a snow storm. Was the most fun i have ever had teaching some one how to drive stick in a vacant parking lot. Ever since then, she has been hooked, refuses to get an auto now days.

Bottom line, to me, they are just more fun to drive.

And also, any other type of beer is better than anything the Big 3 have to offer. Craft brews FTW!!!
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My husband and I respectfully refuse to ever own an automatic vehicle. I can understand why they are better for some people, and in some vehicles, but in performance and offroad vehicles, I love having absolute control over everything.
Do you have the 3rd hand kit installed, or do you hill-toe it?

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heh Heh, it's a good thing you stick drivers never have to drive in 5 to 10 ft of snow-

Course I don't have to anymore-unless I want to, so I''ll stick with the Auto !!

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I say manual all the way, but if Jeep would ever put a 6speed auto in I might change my mind :-)
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Nice, jeffk42.

Since this question always comes up, maybe the moderators would consider a sticky with links to bunch of previous threads on the topic. ??? Just a suggestion.
The only problem with that is that there is no actual information in any of these threads, it's all just a bunch of rehashed opinions that doesn't ever help anyone.

Therefore, I will now pronounce myself His Excellence Jeffk42, Official Keeper of the Manual/Auto Debate Thread List, forever in charge of maintaining an updated list of recent Manual/Auto threads and posting them into every new instance of such a thread.

And then, adding it to the end of the list, of course.
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heh Heh, it's a good thing you stick drivers never have to drive in 5 to 10 ft of snow-

Course I don't have to anymore-unless I want to, so I''ll stick with the Auto !!

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In the information technology business us Linux/Unix/BSD users call Microsoft users PC weenies. I drive standard....

Well in us non nerd professions i call stick drivers dick drivers.
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Do you have the 3rd hand kit installed, or do you hill-toe it?

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Totally unnecessary in a JK manual because of the anti-stall feature. You can crawl in 4L while standing on the brake, no clutch, no gas.
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