As mentioned an automatic will shine in really tough offroad situations. In my opinion as I've owned both an auto truck and my current Jeep is manual, the manual if far better to drive. Its really just that much more fun to downshift in the back roads and get on the gas, even if its a 4 banger Jeep.
Your call man, its a killer deal. For that money I'd say its well worth it. Check the carfax for sure. You don't want to end up with a salvage title or flood title or anything that's gonna give you a bunch of problems in the future.
Rotting piece of junk with some bling in the rear axle.
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i love my stick b/c it gives me so much control and make me feel happy when i use it correctly. There's nothing like the feeling u get from ur stick when ur using it just correctly and get that nice rumble from beneath you as u knock it in and out of...........
oh wait we're talking about transmissions, i guess i got a little carried away
thanks for your help i gonna buy it ? i t does have salvage title but i checked it out it looks and runs good no leaks no frame damage no check engine light , i car fax it and it was salvage when it had 4K miles so it was a brand new car when it happen so the insurance thought it was cheaper to just salvage it and i dont plan on selling it so the title dont really matter to me i know these jeeps go for about $15-17k so i would be getting it for more than half the price and I'll probaly wind up salvaging it my self the way Im gonna use it !
all the other experienced offroaders in my jeep club don´t like that i (a newbie) can do more with my Tj than they can do.
the things that are already difficult with a manual tranny are very easy with an auto tranny.
I love my 5 speed. I am of the mindset that if its a Jeep then the only way they should be made is in a manual tho I do understand that there are situations where that will just not work. I have a friend that just got rid of his TJ because he has another kiddo on the way and cant fit 2 babby seats in the back of it and went to a new 4 door JK in an auto so his wife can drive it. I was giving him some hell about it but one thing he said is with the 33s he has on it that it was actually worked better on the highway then the 5 speed did.... Like others have said, go with what you are comfortable with and what you want, for me its all about the manual tranny!
98 TJ I4 in "chili pepper red" on 31x10.5x15 BFG A/Ts on black rims. soon 2" BB and some other goodies!
When I got mine I was looking for a automatic. Drove a auto & a stick. Liked the stick much better so thats what I got. Can't go wrong with either one though. My son is 15 & he wanted the stick. He is excited about learning to drive it. I think you got a steal on the jeep. Even with the salvage title, I think it is a great deal. I know I would have jumped on it.
I'm all about the manual as well, I'm sure autos are better in the rocks and tough trails and all that........ BUT a jeep is supposed to be a fun vehicle, imo, stick is alot more fun to drive then a slushbox, I know I would be kicking myself in the rear everyday.... its all up to what you prefer. but that is a steal on that jeep.
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