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Manual or auto?

So as many of you know I'm looking at a 6.0 for a first car. I have my cab and configuration down. And before now I didn't see any reason to search extra hard for a manual trans and was more than happy with getting an auto.

So anyways I work at the local dodge dealership and occasionally I'd move a car around but it was always an auto so it wasn't a big deal. But the other day one of the guys that work in the back told me to go outside with him. I did and he told me to move a PT Cruiser that was sitting right there. So I get in and realize it was a stick. So I gave it a go and amazingly I didn't stall it or anything! And it was fun even though I only went about 50 feet.

So it got me thinking do you guys think its worth it to look for a manual trans or just stick with an auto since manuals are pretty hard to find? And how are the two transmissions as far as toughness goes?

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A manual is the way to go for reliability. How often are you gonna sit in traffic because a manual will get old real quick

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I think that the stick is much stronger and I think you get better MPG and better control with a stick. That is just my thoughts.

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How about from a hard to find perspective?
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id kill for a manual... but harder and harder to find... pisses me off that you cant even get a 2012 with a manual now.. whats the world coming to!


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i like having a manual for a few reasons, but they do suck in city traffic, your leg will be sick of it pretty quick. But they are hard to find. even more so on a 6.0 i think. i would say just look for them and if you cant find one, dont sweat it. if you can get a torque shift tranny they are pretty tough.

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Manual isnt as nice to have on this platform compared to say Dodge since we actually have a really good stock auto trans.

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Thats the thing I wouldn't trade getting a nice reliable truck with an auto for getting a truck with bad deltas with a manual. And from what I hear the torqshifts are really good trannys in these trucks.

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the manual is no problem in traffic, put it in second and chug along. torque is a wonderful thing. you want hard to find, i have a manual 2wd. BTW you haven't been able to get a stick since mid 09. only dodge has one now, still not enough to make me buy a dodge.

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