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Old 03-27-2012, 03:57 PM
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manual vs automatic

I'm getting ready to buy a 99-2002 powerstroke truck. The last one I had was an 96 with an automatic. I loved the truck but sold it about 7 years ago. I like the idea of a 6 speed manual but wanted to get some opinions on why people think one is better than the other. I have heard people say they kept tearing up the automatics but I know other people that haven't had any trouble. Also I remember reading somewhere that one of the advantages of an automatic is you don't have to let off to shift so you don't loose any boost between shifts.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:18 PM
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I really loved my 6 speed but it was a pain to drive it daily. Shifts are slow and deliberate even after you get used to them. Couldn't beat the fuel mileage or the smile you have while pulling weight. I don't see a need for it on a DD though unless you haul frequently. Auto's are faster all things being equal and you get a rebuild sometime between 100k and 200k. The 6 speed lasts pretty much forever if maintained beside clutches.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:33 PM
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I love my 6 speed it'll shift just as quick as a small car in my mind its easier to drive it then my girlfriends kia
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i like my 6spd also but the patern takes a little time to get used to.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:33 PM
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the first gear is a bull low isnt it
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:27 PM
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I too love my 6spd, but as a daily driver in traffic it sucks. Maybe it's time to buy another pickup....
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:02 PM
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I too love my 6spd, but as a daily driver in traffic it sucks. Maybe it's time to buy another pickup....
Or do a swap with my 4r100..


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Old 03-28-2012, 11:40 PM
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Nope keepen the six speed for towing, but should bet an auto for a daily
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:18 AM
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I love my 6 speed it'll shift just as quick as a small car in my mind its easier to drive it then my girlfriends kia
Are you talking about your Ranger or your SD? Or is that Kia a POS?
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:35 AM
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My SD just learn to drive a stick


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