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Auto , Dont need anthing to work with whle hung up on a rock.I only have 2 feet for 2 pedals.
 

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Agreed , Auto. More important to worry about instead shifting
 

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I like my manual. There are times when obstacles would be easier with an auto, but for the most part I wouldn't trade it. I like that I have better throttle and gear control.
 

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Always drove an auto but would like a stick, for what True said. I drove my buddy's manual yj, while owning an auto tj, and i LOVED it. It felt like i was in total control of the vehicle. Keeps me busy too while the auto makes my arms and hands numb.
 

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Manual. I asked for it when I was looking at my XJ, and they said they'd have to order one. You could tell they just wanted to sell me what they had.

I like the auto, and it is great 99% of the time, but "to me" manual says off road, where auto says "hello grandma". As autos go the Aw4 is great.
 

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I love havin a manual. But now that I have got older and lazy and work alot. The auto has grown on me alot!!!
 

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Umm... I don't really prefer either... Both have the benefits and down falls...

Both my tow rig and Comanche are manual. My wheeling XJ and ZJ are auto.

The autos are great when dealing with traffic.. The manuals are nice when pinching every last drop of fuel milage.

My tow rig is a love-hate relationship. When descending a hill being able to compression brake is REALLY nice. But having to shift twice before I reach the other side of an intersection really sucks in town....

Off-road.. I used to love a manual. But now as I get older I find the climbing benefits and not having to mess with the shifter while on an obsticle being a bigger benefit than the downfalls of losing compression braking and not being able to 'starter crawl' on a obsticle.

For those complaining about trying to work the throttle. Look into rigging up a bicycle shifter hand throttle. I had one that was attached to the shifter handle and I could work it with my thumb while wheeling. Worked slicker than snot.
 
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