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Old 07-17-2009, 07:54 PM
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Question whats the better buy, auto or manual?

hey guys,
just wondering whether i should get the auto or manual trans in my ranger.... so far i have decided to buy a sport 4.0L with 4X4...how durable and realiable are these trannies cuase i was wondering about the manual cause then you can have more control over your truck... thanks in advance..
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:51 AM
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Both transmissions are 5-speed and get similar gas mileage. The manual might need minor repair down the road but will be less expensive to fix and should last a lot longer than the auto. Ford lists the towing capacity of the manual as only half the weight of the auto. You can tow just as much with the stick, but you better know what you're doing.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:20 PM
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thanks, i keep changing from auto to manual but i think ill end up with the auto, afterall it is a 5 speed and gets pretty good fuel economy..thanks man
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:36 PM
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I had the same dilemma, but in the end went with the auto for wheeling and not wanting to deal with one more thing in the snow.
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:38 PM
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I like my auto trans. Maintain it and go easy on it, and you'll be fine.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:27 PM
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They have this debate over on Jeep boards all the time. What it really comes down to is personal preference. If you don't mind shifting the manual is nice but, I like the auto in my TJ on the trails. Both have there pros and cons.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:26 AM
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The auto is better for offroading, IMO.
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