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Old 09-08-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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Found a jeep, but its an automatic.....

Found a jeep today in my price range. I've been looking for manuals, but this one is an automatic. Do I need to worry about having transmission problems with this one? Does the novelty of a manual wear off quickly?

http://www.carsoup.com/used/detail.a...4&From=2&src=8

Please let me know what you guys think about this. I have been saving for 2 years and am desperate for your information!

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Old 09-08-2007, 06:01 PM   #2
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BUT an automatic?

it´s much better off the road. and it´s better for the whole drivetrain.
i would never buy a manualjeep again.


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Old 09-08-2007, 06:02 PM   #3
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I love my automatic.. especially when i get stuck in traffic
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:06 PM   #4
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I like my manual... But from what I hear automatics are nice. Mine is a 6spd and I love it, don't think I would like the auto as much.
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:13 PM   #5
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:29 PM   #6
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I have a manual, and when I was looking at jeeps, a manual was a MUST. But some like auto's. I like auto's as well, just not in my jeep.

Don't let anyone tell you that one is better than the other. It depends on you.
To each his own.

BTW - the link didn't take me to a specific car, and good luck finding a jeep!
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:36 PM   #7
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your right. yome people like manuals and some people liek automatics.
but it´s a fact that automatic is better off the road.

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but it´s a fact that automatic is better off the road.



From what iv read it goes both ways.

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Old 09-08-2007, 06:55 PM   #9
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When they make a miniature Allison autotrans I'll buy one.
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:57 PM   #10
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:59 PM   #11
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auto might be a bit better offroad becuse of the torque converter but manual is tons of tons of more fun.
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I was out wheeling yesterday, a guy had a jeep (05 unlimited) otherwise same as mine except he had an auto. We both aired-down the tires but he couldn't get to the top of the hill I was climbing.

Some could say, reguardless what you have, it's all the driver.
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:16 PM   #13
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I love my auto. I have bad dreams about the manual I had in the commanche...
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I love my auto. I have bad dreams about the manual I had in the commanche...
Wait...yours is a auto? Could of sworn I heard you using a manual when we went riding?

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i had both

i had them both wouldnt have another automatic. to me a manual is a must in the mud
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Found a jeep today in my price range. I've been looking for manuals, but this one is an automatic. Do I need to worry about having transmission problems with this one? Does the novelty of a manual wear off quickly?
It really depends on what you want and where you wheel. What year is it? The 97-02 TF999(3-speed) is a really solid transmission. And out here on the rocks I definitely put an auto over a manual. But it really comes down to preference. If you think you want a manual, get one.
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It really depends on what you want and where you wheel. What year is it? The 97-02 TF999(3-speed) is a really solid transmission. And out here on the rocks I definitely put an auto over a manual. But it really comes down to preference. If you think you want a manual, get one.
What about 03+?

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Its a good tranny, but when I was test driving them, they felt clunky to me.
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Its a good tranny, but when I was test driving them, they felt clunky to me.
Well glad mine is a 98 then.

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Reason I say clunky is it kept shifting constantly and couldn't pick a gear. I like my solid 3-speed. And now when I drive the XJ it feels weird.
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:05 PM   #21
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its not necessarily true that automatics are better for offroading. In the mud, manuel is definalty better hands down. Popping the clutch to rock back and forth in a mud pit is the best way to get out of a pit. Its the sudden jerk that get it to move. But im sure u guys arent to familar with mud and i cant tell u about rocks cause i have barely do them. But when i go over a really rocky terrain, its SO HARD to keep it at crawl cause the ditches make u tapping the gas a little more and makes u jerk like crazy. Its all up to the terrian you wheel and the driving you do(traffic wise). I like my manuel cause its just more fun driving stick in a little toy.
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I like my manuel cause its just more fun driving stick in a little toy.
Yup, thats the way I see it.
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In the mud, manuel is definalty better hands down.
Is this Manuel a mud wrestler?
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From what iv read it goes both ways.

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I've heard rumors about you to that effect....
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What about 03+?

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03+ went to the 4 speed, so it's better on gas, which, iirc, Tony was planning on doing some commuting in this. I've also had both, my only regret w/ my current 02 TJ is the 3 speed auto is hard on gas on the highway, a 4 speed auto would be better, but a manual would be even better! But, I found one that was in great shape, had all the equipment I wanted, nothing I didn't, and the price was right= done deal! I'll live w/ the auto! BTW, if you ever find yourself on crutches w/ an injured left foot, you'll be taking a taxi everywhere if you have a manual... or so I've heard!
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I prefer a Manual because I have been cursed with having to rebuild almost every automatic I have owned mostly because of pure dumb luck. That being said I would rather do a 200 dollar clutch that I can do myself (500 if a shop does it) then to have a trans shop rebuild my automatic for 2500.00. In my experience automatics are much nicer in traffic and manuals give you more control of the jeep off road.
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yeah i wish i would have gotten a manual i got an auto jeep and took it off roading and now im leaking trans fluid from my torqu converter....ya so i get to try and fix that and im to poor to take it somewhere so i have to do it myself
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yeah i wish i would have gotten a manual i got an auto jeep and took it off roading and now im leaking trans fluid from my torqu converter....ya so i get to try and fix that and im to poor to take it somewhere so i have to do it myself
You bum! Whats wrong with working on it your self?

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You bum! Whats wrong with working on it your self?

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maybe some people dont have the tools and the necesary knowlege to do so?

for example.. why would you let a shop replace your gears in your differentials?

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