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04-29-2013 12:01 PM
insylem
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Originally Posted by cbell77 View Post
My first two cars were manual. My ankle was shattered in Afghanistan so manuals now cause me some problems if I get stuck in traffic or long drives. Secretly though I have learned to love autos *sshhh* and if my buddy's give me crap I have a valid reason haha. But all in all its up to you, If your budds give you crap tell there not the ones driving it.
Thanks for your service, sorry about your Ankle though

Hopefully you have it on file at the V.A.
I heard they have a car modification program, to modify cars of verterians so they can drive them. That may swap a manual to an auto for you if you already have the manual.
04-29-2013 12:00 PM
insylem
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Originally Posted by larjeep View Post
Yea wait to you r on a hill and have to use 3 feet and u have 2.
Heal to Toe,
That is all...
04-29-2013 07:47 AM
cbell77 My first two cars were manual. My ankle was shattered in Afghanistan so manuals now cause me some problems if I get stuck in traffic or long drives. Secretly though I have learned to love autos *sshhh* and if my buddy's give me crap I have a valid reason haha. But all in all its up to you, If your budds give you crap tell there not the ones driving it.
04-28-2013 08:09 PM
Maro35089 Third gear 4L manual pulls on sand dunes like a mother. So manual
03-29-2013 02:32 PM
Schumann
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Originally Posted by dadrunamok

I had my 2010 JK (manual) for one month before I hit the intarwebs to figure out how to turn that thing off. I kill it less often without the hill start assist. Rolling back a couple of inches doesn't bother me.

The only time I wish I had an auto transmission is when the doors are off. I don't like having to bring my foot in off of the rock rail to work the clutch.
Riding with the doors off, try floating the gears, if you can get good at that then you will only use the clutch when at a stop... I love the manual, looking at getting a manual throttle cable so I can set an rpm while on the trails...

Overall though get what you are comfortable driving with.
03-29-2013 02:22 PM
JayDubya And, yes, drive both. Get the one you like and enjoy.
03-29-2013 02:21 PM
JayDubya I went to the dealership fully intending to buy the automatic. I drove the manual because I liked the Gecko Green and bought the manual instead. However, I will probably wind up turning the HSA off. It's annoying...it makes me look Im trying to achieve a 2 second 60' time lol
03-29-2013 01:19 PM
dadrunamok
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Originally Posted by 12CrushRubi View Post
Do you know if you can turn it off on the 12's & up?
Yup. There are threads about it on the JK Forum on this site. Just search "Disable hill start assist" up there ^^^

So as not to hijack the original post, I would say to get what you prefer. I love my manual, but I know a lot of guys who wouldn't give up their autos. There are times, like when the doors are off and when I'm stuck in traffic, that I would love to not have to push in the clutch, but in general I am very happy with it.
03-29-2013 12:52 PM
12CrushRubi
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Originally Posted by dadrunamok View Post

I had my 2010 JK (manual) for one month before I hit the intarwebs to figure out how to turn that thing off. I kill it less often without the hill start assist. Rolling back a couple of inches doesn't bother me.

The only time I wish I had an auto transmission is when the doors are off. I don't like having to bring my foot in off of the rock rail to work the clutch.
Do you know if you can turn it off on the 12's & up? I can see where it could come in handy during extreme offroading but it sucks on road. It's the only time I ever stall. Oh I'm with ya on the doors off comment.. That's where my left foot stays too when I'm not shifting!
03-29-2013 12:05 PM
DBoat auto
03-29-2013 11:40 AM
Gundad68 I like a standard ,a auto has its plusses too.I would say go with the one that most suits what ya plan on doin an like.
03-29-2013 11:23 AM
Surfinglbi23 I agree with everything here except the comment about stalling. I personally have no issue. It's a basic issue with learning to properly operate a standard transmission. If you were taught properly you won't need hill assist or any of that stuff.

I took my drivers test on a standard and plan to have my kids do the same. It's a skill to learn correctly. Not just basic driving but issues that come along with it (like starting on a hill).

Again, just my opinion. Buy what you want just don't let those stalling comments hold you back.
03-29-2013 11:06 AM
dadrunamok
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Originally Posted by FreedomJeep13 View Post
Something to consider. Don't know if the the 12 has it but the 13 model yr does. Whether auto or manual jeep will hold itself on a hill for a few seconds before rolling. Wish all manuals had this option. Good luck
I had my 2010 JK (manual) for one month before I hit the intarwebs to figure out how to turn that thing off. I kill it less often without the hill start assist. Rolling back a couple of inches doesn't bother me.

The only time I wish I had an auto transmission is when the doors are off. I don't like having to bring my foot in off of the rock rail to work the clutch.
03-29-2013 10:53 AM
Terex My wife and I have always had at least one manual between us over the last 45 years. Drove the '12 Rubi manual and thought it was the weakest part of the vehicle. Love my auto w/ 4.1.
03-29-2013 10:50 AM
12CrushRubi
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Originally Posted by FreedomJeep13 View Post
Something to consider. Don't know if the the 12 has it but the 13 model yr does. Whether auto or manual jeep will hold itself on a hill for a few seconds before rolling. Wish all manuals had this option. Good luck
Yes the 12's have it too. Can be a real pain on road though... I've stalled a couple times because of the brakes holding when I was trying take off from a hill. I'm used to it now & just let off the brakes earlier.
03-29-2013 09:26 AM
Shark_13 If you are rock crawling i could see how auto has the advantage. General trail riding no issues with stick. Spend most my day in 4lo and second gear. Very tough to stall it.
03-29-2013 09:22 AM
FreedomJeep13 Something to consider. Don't know if the the 12 has it but the 13 model yr does. Whether auto or manual jeep will hold itself on a hill for a few seconds before rolling. Wish all manuals had this option. Good luck
03-29-2013 07:46 AM
jrussblues Since you are looking at a 12 or 13 I would say go auto.
If you were looking at a 07-11 I would say manual.
Auto's are better to drive of road unless you go Rubicon, then it doesn't make a difference.
My transmission suggestion has nothing to do with the engine and everything to do with the transmission.
From about 04-11 the auto trans was a 42rle auto trans which is a great transmission but it really lugs in overdrive on factory gears with anything over a stock size tire. So if you plan on running anything over stock size its not a great transmission for hwy speeds.
03-29-2013 07:37 AM
texasdave Get what YOU want and are comfortable with. If you plan to wheel and it's a daily driver in heavy traffic, I say go automatic.

Really someone will call you a pansy because it's an auto??? Who cares.
03-29-2013 07:16 AM
Don26 It is a personal choice. I personally prefer my manual (and had a hard time finding one I liked, most are auto). As far as stalling out, I do not have that problem. Have had both over the years and feel like I have more control with the manual, but to each his own.
03-26-2013 10:32 PM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by IndyJeepMan View Post
Youll regret it again, whenever/if you get into the gnarly rocks and hills. Even the best manual drivers I know kill it and often. Unless thats your thing lol
Agree with this. I understand wanting manual on the road, but it's a crutch when wheeling.

A guy I wheel with (forum member) just dumped his Rubi 241 tcase (TJ) and converted to auto because he was sick of it.

You can always spot the guys with a manual because they're stalled out on an obstacle.
03-26-2013 07:38 PM
12CrushRubi I personally like the manuals just because I feel like its more fun BUT I'm not buying anybody else's Jeep either. If you want an auto get it and enjoy.. If you want a manual then get it and enjoy. Just don't let anybody tell you what you want unless they're paying for it. Any of you auto guys willing to buy me one? I'll gladly take the auto in that case & like it! Lol!
03-26-2013 07:19 PM
IndyJeepMan
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Originally Posted by Cole Noah View Post
Don't be a pansy and get the auto. Jeeps where designed as a manual. And where supposed to be driven as manual. It gives you more control and less shit can go wrong with less expensive parts. Makes you pay more attention to the road and enjoy the drive more. Manual all the way.

A week ago I was regretting the manual, now I would never go back
Youll regret it again, whenever/if you get into the gnarly rocks and hills. Even the best manual drivers I know kill it and often. Unless thats your thing lol
03-26-2013 07:12 PM
Cole Noah Don't be a pansy and get the auto. Jeeps where designed as a manual. And where supposed to be driven as manual. It gives you more control and less shit can go wrong with less expensive parts. Makes you pay more attention to the road and enjoy the drive more. Manual all the way.

A week ago I was regretting the manual, now I would never go back
03-26-2013 06:52 PM
larjeep Yea wait to you r on a hill and have to use 3 feet and u have 2. Then u have to install a hand throttle to use. I had a stick and sold it for an auto. Auto all the way.
03-26-2013 04:10 PM
Maro35089
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Originally Posted by suicideking View Post
Especially if you're going to wheel it, get the auto. I would never get manual though.
That's half the fun of off roading. I have a manual and take it offloading all the time and have a blast banging threw gears
02-24-2013 07:36 PM
suicideking Especially if you're going to wheel it, get the auto. I would never get manual though.
02-23-2013 11:44 AM
Matty16 In my opinion driving an automatic is like having sex with a condom!! That said do what make you comfortable...
02-22-2013 07:02 PM
caryt Auto...sticks are old school, auto can do everything quicker and better...
02-22-2013 06:16 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by Naiche View Post
For instance, there's a 2012 JK Sahara left on a lot that I'm going to look at tomorrow. It has all the sahara bells and whistles, but it's an auto, for $35k (MSRP $36,475). I'll test drive it, but I can't decide if I'd want the auto.

There's also a '13 JKU Sahara with all the options I really want (dual top, auto control ac, leather, heated seats, cruise) for $33.5k. This one's a 6-Speed. Any thoughts on the 12 vs the 13? And maybe an idea of what I can get this price down to?
Sounds to me like you're leaning toward the '13. And why not, if it has all the options you really want...plus it's $1.5K cheaper right outta the gate.

I'm partial to manuals, myself, but don't let that sway you.

One thing about the '12s, they've had the ongoing cylinder head issue, which you may or may not be aware of. No such problem with the '13s, to my knowledge.

Just a few of the many threads on this:

Update on ticking Pentastar..new head...
Simple Poll on Head Problem with Pentastar 3.6L
just got the call ,its the cylinder head
Another 3.6 with head problems.
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