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View Poll Results: Manual transmission... good or bad?
Yes, I like manual transmissions... 89 89.00%
No, created automatic transmissions for a reason... 13 13.00%
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:48 PM   #21
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Check the manufacturers rated towing capacity. The 5 speed F-150 was substantially lower than the auto in my case. They dropped in a car gearbox to get the lowest possible price so the dealers can advertise "Full size as low as $10,999!" The F-250 and above had real truck transmissions.
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:15 PM   #22
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i would get a auto hands down cause manual takes to much effort to drive. I'm lazy like that.
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:14 AM   #23
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auto is nice in traffic
but nothin beats the gas mileage and the feel of a 5/6spd.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:21 AM   #24
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I always drove standards. Hated automatics. My Titan changed that. With 5 speeds and plenty of power, and a much smarter tranny it drives almost as well as if it were a stick. The electric toggle shift helps too as it will hold any gear you stick it in.

My wife has driven suburbans for 5 years. They work just fine with an auto.

Come to think of it, I don't think I would like having a manual in any full size truck or SUV. They are really great in sports cars where the control is an advantage, but in a big truck, they will slow you down.
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:05 AM   #25
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In any kind of working vehicle/truck - automatic - hands down. If you want to play - by what you like.
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:08 AM   #26
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i dunno...i used to be die hard manual. but recently i just don't care as much anymore. man i feel old!
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