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Nico

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Friday, September 27th 2013, 2:47pm

Manual vs Automatic transmission

I own a manual 2013 2.5 D4D 4x2 - what a lovely car! Sometimes I become lazy while driving in town to constantly ensure that I drive in the right gear. I also do a lot of gravel road traveling. What is the experience among Fortuner owners? What does better if everything is considered, manual or automatic transmission, and why?

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Friday, September 27th 2013, 3:04pm

Personally I prefer Auto, but it is a personal choice.
I spend 70% of my working day in the car and it is easier to answer calls and not to worry about gear changes. The guys in Gauteng must suffer through heavy traffic or traffic jams with all the gear changes.

You also do not have to worry about clutch problems and the auto Fortuner will go anywhere the manual goes off road.

Like I said... it is a personal choice.
Nothing is forever..... good or bad.

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Friday, September 27th 2013, 3:07pm

+ 1 Jakes
A/T is just so much nicer
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Friday, September 27th 2013, 3:17pm

Offroad i would still prefer a manual, here in Pe we dont have much traffic so the manual works fine lol

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Friday, September 27th 2013, 3:18pm

See Rosco's comment under general chat on this forum.
He had to replace the clutch at 144000 km and was quoted R8500.00

That is not nice.
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Friday, September 27th 2013, 3:21pm

Personal choice but prefer auto for traffic and off road....so much easier :rofl:

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Friday, September 27th 2013, 4:17pm

Personal choice but prefer auto for traffic and off road....so much easier :rofl:

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Saturday, September 28th 2013, 8:36am

Auto for sure.

I've owned 3.0 D4D's in both manual and auto - definitely prefer the auto
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Saturday, September 28th 2013, 6:35pm

Definite Auto. Both in city and off-road. :)
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Monday, September 30th 2013, 11:25am

Prefer Manual when doing heavy 4x4 downhill. Auto you need brakes all the time and loose control. Will take the manual pains...

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Monday, September 30th 2013, 12:19pm

Prefer Manual when doing heavy 4x4 downhill. Auto you need brakes all the time and loose control. Will take the manual pains...


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Monday, September 30th 2013, 2:34pm

Hi, also have the 2.5 D auto, perfect in JHB and long trips. I love that kick the auto gives when I" sit voet neer" I have not used off road so cant comment on that.

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Monday, September 30th 2013, 6:13pm

definitely auto,ESP off road.Have driven a manual tuner but I still prefer auto

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