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Old 12-08-2007, 12:48 AM   #1
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:07 AM   #2
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While I enjoy running through the gears myself, as far as longevity between major service and ease of driving in traffic - gots to go with the auto tranny preference.

If you all will indulge me in a story - back in the late 90s when I was travelling to Europe at least once per month - I thought it humorous that all the car rental agencies, upon finding out that I was an American, would make it a point to ask me if I knew how to drive a stick, because auto trannies were certainly in the minority over there. Pfffft - who cares? It's a rental. :-)~
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I would have to say auto for my truck, last stick i had the wife would try to drive it when i was on the road came back home with a fried clutch
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tough choice, manual for the push start ability and engine breaking. auto for convenience and also wife drivability. i drive standards all day at work so the auto wins by a hair.
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I voted for the auto transmission.
I do a lot of city driving and have ridden my vintage Honda motorcycle to work before. I do so much shifting on the bike that you get tired of it. I can imagine what that would be like in my truck, constantly moving my left leg up and down to shift.
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Manual Trans ALL THE WAY
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