Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 43

Thread: Auto or Manual

  1. #1
    The Original Smartass piginajeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Bear Valley Springs
    Posts
    11,354

    Auto or Manual

    Iím in the market for a new tow rig. Iím really debating on going with a manual. Whatís your thoughts ?
    2012 JK8
    1958 FC170 (Jeep Forward Control)
    1953 M38A1

  2. #2

  3. #3
    Old Timer benatc1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    3,355
    Manual will be much stronger and last longer (as a whole). I personally prefer a manual when Iíve towed. My truck has a auto in it now and itís totally fine but Iíve always preferred the ability to select gears. I know Auto is easier but I was searching high and low across the US for a 06 Dodge 6peed with under 100k and prices were rediculous. Ended up getting an Auto because of availability and price and itís worked out well so far.


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app

  4. #4
    Nothing but a Thing Stotch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    SW MO
    Posts
    1,452
    Quote Originally Posted by piginajeep View Post
    Iím in the market for a new tow rig. Iím really debating on going with a manual. Whatís your thoughts ?
    Do it. Every vehicle is better with a man pedal

  5. #5
    Caught the Bug Omnifox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    66
    Quote Originally Posted by piginajeep View Post
    I’m in the market for a new tow rig. I’m really debating on going with a manual. What’s your thoughts ?
    I tow with a manual.

    Just like with a Jeep, an auto is usually fine if not better... HOWEVER, you look and feel much MUCH cooler with a standard transmission.



    Seriously, how can you jam out to this in an auto? Though, with the fact I buggered up my knee in racquetball yesterday, I do kinda regret it. Nah... Not really.

  6. #6
    The Original Smartass piginajeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Bear Valley Springs
    Posts
    11,354
    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    They still make manuals? J/K

    What rig are you looking at?
    Ram 2500 Cummins
    2012 JK8
    1958 FC170 (Jeep Forward Control)
    1953 M38A1

  7. #7
    The Original Smartass piginajeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Bear Valley Springs
    Posts
    11,354
    Quote Originally Posted by benatc1 View Post
    Manual will be much stronger and last longer (as a whole). I personally prefer a manual when Iíve towed. My truck has a auto in it now and itís totally fine but Iíve always preferred the ability to select gears. I know Auto is easier but I was searching high and low across the US for a 06 Dodge 6peed with under 100k and prices were rediculous. Ended up getting an Auto because of availability and price and itís worked out well so far.


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app
    Did you look at Dennis Dillion Dodge in Idaho ? They have some great prices.
    2012 JK8
    1958 FC170 (Jeep Forward Control)
    1953 M38A1

  8. #8
    Administrator wayoflife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Carson City, NV
    Posts
    53,698
    Quote Originally Posted by piginajeep View Post
    Did you look at Dennis Dillion Dodge in Idaho ? They have some great prices.
    LOL!! Idaho is where I got my Duramax. Tons of good deals there but you might have some issues getting it registered in CA.

  9. #9
    Addict Ddays's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Darlington, Pa
    Posts
    9,613
    Quote Originally Posted by piginajeep View Post
    Iím in the market for a new tow rig. Iím really debating on going with a manual. Whatís your thoughts ?
    The older I get the more I like auto's. We recently picked up a '17 F250 auto. I personally think it makes the whole hookup/parking/manuevering process a helluva lot easier. My wife will also be hauling with it and while she grew up on a manual herself, its one less thing to have to worry about. It does have a manual selector on the shifter that's really easy and convenient to use if you need to shift manually or want to hold a gear.


    Quote Originally Posted by benatc1 View Post
    Manual will be much stronger and last longer (as a whole). I personally prefer a manual when Iíve towed. My truck has a auto in it now and itís totally fine but Iíve always preferred the ability to select gears. I know Auto is easier but I was searching high and low across the US for a 06 Dodge 6peed with under 100k and prices were rediculous. Ended up getting an Auto because of availability and price and itís worked out well so far.
    I used to agree with this but the newer auto's are pretty damn stout. I've heard of some of the Dodges having auto issues but then I really don't frequent truck/towing forums either. Too bad the Fords & Dodges don't come with that Allison tranny

  10. #10
    The Original Smartass piginajeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Bear Valley Springs
    Posts
    11,354
    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    LOL!! Idaho is where I got my Duramax. Tons of good deals there but you might have some issues getting it registered in CA.
    The new ones are California compliant 😬
    2012 JK8
    1958 FC170 (Jeep Forward Control)
    1953 M38A1

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Ls conversion manual to auto
    By Peterzampa1 in forum Jeep JK Wrangler
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-18-2018, 04:04 AM
  2. Manual to Auto Conversion
    By Spencer11496 in forum Jeep JK Wrangler
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-25-2015, 12:45 AM
  3. The ever so famous auto vs manual thread
    By Rticul8 in forum Jeep JK Wrangler
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 08-28-2014, 06:11 PM
  4. New auto vs manual 6 spd
    By Rubiwho in forum Jeep JK Wrangler
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-20-2013, 08:24 PM
  5. Auto vs. manual trans
    By JKsix in forum Jeep JK Wrangler
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 09-27-2012, 04:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us
ďwayoflifeĒ is a moniker that Iíve been using for 20 years now and I chose it because I think it does a great job of explaining, in simple terms, the passion I have for Jeeps and the Jeep way of life. This is a lifestyle that transcends age, gender and race as the only thing you need to be a part of it is a love for the outdoors, a desire to explore, a yearning to take on a challenge and a will to conquer it. Over the years, Cindy and I have attempted to capture the essence of this lifestyle through photographs and videos and share it with others around the world. And, this is how WAYALIFE was born.
Join us
WATCH OUR VIDEOS