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 Post subject: Auto vs Manual
Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:10 pm 
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Here's a question

Which gearbox would last longer in terms of durability and life?
Providing that both are used equally.

Automatic Transmission or Manual Transmission?

or, which one would require more maintenance?
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 Post subject: Re: Auto vs Manual
Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:12 pm 
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i daresay, when treated properly, an auto box will be the more durable of the 2.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto vs Manual
Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:18 pm 
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alfy wrote:
i daresay, when treated properly, an auto box will be the more durable of the 2.


just wondering, why's that? is it because manual is prone to abuse due to the gear changing?

also, how much longer would an auto last in your opinion? cheers
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 Post subject: Re: Auto vs Manual
Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:22 pm 
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alfy wrote:
i daresay, when treated properly, an auto box will be the more durable of the 2.


not if is a old BTR lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto vs Manual
Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:27 pm 
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I have my original auto and it has done 245,000 and runs awesome still. Im pretty sure the shiftkit has saved it though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto vs Manual
Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:43 pm 
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My 2001 AU had 407,000+ kays on it with the original auto box. It only ever had services on it, the logs said only filter and oil changes.

It changed into first a bit hard and took 1-2 seconds to engage reverse. Other than that it ran just fine.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto vs Manual
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:21 am 
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i would say auto, and i say this because in my opinion, a worked auto is a s**t better, stronger and more fun than a dirty old t5!
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 Post subject: Re: Auto vs Manual
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:14 pm 
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gasdea wrote:
i would say auto, and i say this because in my opinion, a worked auto is a s**t better, stronger and more fun than a dirty old t5!


more fun?? pffft
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 Post subject: Re: Auto vs Manual
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:22 pm 
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FORDom wrote:
gasdea wrote:
i would say auto, and i say this because in my opinion, a worked auto is a s**t better, stronger and more fun than a dirty old t5!


more fun?? pffft



Lol yeah, i think auto's are pretty boring too, nothing worse when you boot it when the auto isn't ready and you have a 1-2sec kick down delay.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto vs Manual
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:10 pm 
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id say the auto would be stronger, only cause my mate has an xg ute and he holds it on limit and smashes it into gear all the time and its still working good.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto vs Manual
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:24 pm 
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This is a tuff decision, yes autos will hold up if driven in a sensible matter. But a manual would be cheaper and ezier to repair, a clutch is alot eazier to replace then a new auto box. Also who doesnt love shifting, churping and drifting with a manual 8-) . But if you wanted something to lay down a good quarter mile time an auto will always come on top. It all depends what your car is going to be mainly used for: Peek hour traffic driving ,drags, some big line locky burnouts = auto. Churpies, drift, quick response from the engine = manual.
This is just my opinion, regards Jared.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto vs Manual
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:54 pm 
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i agree with smithykicks85.
but the auto will take more power then the manual. i like my auto but the 2 sec delay on kickdown does suck
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 Post subject: Re: Auto vs Manual
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:13 pm 
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I forgot to mention iv owned a few falcons all autos all of them over a 6 year period. My last manual was my first car, 1990 Navara 4cyl 4 speed coloum manual. Over the time of owning my falcon 4 speed autos, iv always missed my manual. I now own a ML triton 4cyl RWD 5 speed manual and its a pleasure driving a single cab alloy tray in the wet :lol: But it comes down to personal preferece. Cheers

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto vs Manual
Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:20 am 
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Froudey wrote:
alfy wrote:
i daresay, when treated properly, an auto box will be the more durable of the 2.


not if is a old BTR lol


The Auto in my EB2 is the original box. Has only ever had the normal servicing and has been driven pretty hard for the last 50,000kms/4years, now has 261,000km on it and works perfectly. Holds gears when I want it to(rarely), no delay in engaging gears, smooth shifts e.t.c.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto vs Manual
Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:53 am 
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i would say a manual has the ability to out last an auto..
i think the problem is that most people drive a manual harder than an auto..

i just added up all the kms from the 3 cars my t5 has been in and its just under 400.000km. the last 100,000+ it has been abused a bit,and the gearbox is still ok. its far from being new it does have a slight input bearing rattle in neutral but still shifs nice and doesnt crunch..

i think both auto and manual have the ability to last a hell of a long time
but it all comes down to servicing and how it is treated!!
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