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Postby oxymoron on Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:43 pm

can some one help me think of reasons i would need a manual truck? i wanna covince my parents. i live in houston (flat w/ traffic)
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Postby CowboySlim on Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:13 pm

Absolutely none.
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Postby dhc014 on Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:48 pm

Get a manual Ferrari instead.
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Postby Ian on Sat Aug 02, 2003 6:38 pm

A manual is nice if you're planning on pulling a trailer or something. It's also pretty nice if you plan to take your truck off road.

As someone that owns a car with a manual transmission, its fine if you do a lot of highway driving but it would get old very soon if I had to do a lot of city driving where the traffic was bumper to bumper.
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Postby MonteLDS on Sat Aug 02, 2003 7:47 pm

i live in the bay area and their plenty of traffic here, and all i drive is stick. I think one thing might be gas could be saved if you drive it properly
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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Aug 02, 2003 8:55 pm

I've heard that automatic transmission these days has been improved, so manual vehicles don't get better mileage than automatic anymore. At least that's what they told me when I took Driver's Ed.
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Postby CowboySlim on Sun Aug 03, 2003 12:08 am

A manual is nice if you're planning on pulling a trailer or something. It's also pretty nice if you plan to take your truck off road.


I disagree. I've been 4 wheeling for many years, all with an auto and it will always be so. Once you are beyond the domain of the 2WDs, you will find your self shifting more than in city traffic. You are continually varying your speed to go around obstacles, in and out of washes, around and over rocks.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sun Aug 03, 2003 12:38 am

A manual is more fun
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Postby Ian on Sun Aug 03, 2003 12:56 am

CowboySlim wrote:I disagree. I've been 4 wheeling for many years, all with an auto and it will always be so.


Yeah, I've heard it both ways. Most of the guys I know use a manual though.

As far as manual being more fun.. hell yeah!
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Postby DawnLoader on Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:08 am

Manual is not always fun or practical.

I used own softtop Jeep Wrangler. Manual is not very fun if you are stuck in traffic. Although I did get lots of attention when I was driving without a top.

But I get even more attention with my Lexus and the ride is very smooth.

Get an automatic.
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Postby manni on Mon Aug 04, 2003 4:04 am

You can drive with manual everywhere. I have never driven with automatiac transmission, they're very rare in Europe.
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Postby VEFF on Mon Aug 04, 2003 11:15 am

Turkeyscore.com wrote:A manual is more fun


I second that.
I have been driving manual transmission cars for most of my driving years (drove dad's automatic for a little while first), and it is so much more fun, especially if you have (relatively) high horsepower and torque, which makes it even more fun :)

With manual I just feel more in control of acceleration, while going around curves or by using engine braking etc.

I agree that in bumper to bumper traffic automatic is much better,
but for open road driving nothing beats a stick :)

The new Tiptronic (my brother has it in his new car), is a great compromise between the two. It allows you to shift up and down like a manual without the need for a clutch!!! It also has fully automatic mode.
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Postby oxymoron on Mon Aug 04, 2003 8:18 pm

yeah, i drove in the 2003 mazda 6 in drivers ed over the summer (im 16) and i didnt realize it was a tiptronic engine till the last day :cry: ... b/c i was wondering y it was so weird.
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:19 pm

oxymoron wrote:...a tiptronic engine...

you mean a tiptronic transmission.
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