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Unread 06-26-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
65thwrangler
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Auto pros and cons

I I'm looking at buying a 4 door wrangler 2.8L turbo diesel, but it's auto. How are autos with four wheeling driving purposes???

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Unread 06-27-2012, 01:12 AM   #2
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Just as good as a stick unless you are getting in hardcore rock crawling where the auto is king.
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Unread 06-27-2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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I pretty much agree, the single caveat' is driving down a steep incline. The driver of the manual has the option of putting the Jeep in a low gear and allowing the engine to brake the vehicle on the way down. The driver of an automatic must use the brakes which sometimes leads to locking up the tires on loose surfaces and therefore a degradation of control.

The flip side is that an automatic is generally much easier to control in a more precise manner .... not to mention, they don't burn out too many clutches.
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Unread 06-27-2012, 10:40 AM   #4
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And don't forget about eating your burger and fries while trying to shift...lol
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Unread 06-27-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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Cheers guys much appreciated!!
Love the appreciation towards food there mate
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