We bought the auto as a matter of convience. My wife will drive it to work every morning in traffic and didn't feel like stepping back in time to being in high school and driving a stick I spend my day driving a 10 speed so when I am on vacation or travelling its nice to not have to shift gears all day long. Heck the auto will hold up just fine if you are reasonable with it. If my 97 Expedition with 140,000 miles with what everyone says has a crappy auto can tow my TT up and down the sierras and occasionally my Jeep around the one in the Dodge should work just fine.BigDan said:I dont understand you guy's let your women make you buy an auto, whats there excuse....I have boobs so that means I cant drive a stick?????
I just dont get, anybody can learn to drive a 6 speed....even if there Special Ed w/ Boobs
Same here. In the Moab caravan I mentioned in my post above... I think I can count on 3-4 fingers the times that either of use shifted out of our respective o/d gears - for the entire roundtrip. This includes all the grades @ elevation. Mostly, the downshifts encountered were related to getting stuck in the right lane behind a gas tow rig or an 18 wheeler.TornadoTJ said:....Durango, once in 6th I very very rarely ever shift back down to 5th unless I get under 40 empty or under 55 towing....
SLO_Crawlers said:Do you auto guys find you use your brakes a lot going down hill because you can't use your tranny to slow you down? The manual is very nice for hills slowing down when you don't really want to use your breaks. My friend with an auto said that this was his biggest complaint.
Just a suggestion if you do hills a lot. Bryan.