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Hello,
I am a present owner of a 2003 s-10 ZR2. I am presently in love with my Truck. As the near futre bring me new life, I am interested in a quad cab Tacoma. I have a automatic ZR2 as of now, and I am looking for some incite whether or not to go stardard /Automatic with my new purchase????
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, my dispute is the auto , has a longer box!!!

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Mariner Taco said:
I have a automatic ZR2 as of now, and I am looking for some incite whether or not to go stardard /Automatic with my new purchase????
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, my dispute is the auto , has a longer box!!!

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Monty
I think you mean stick or auto? I know that the last generation tacomas did not have manual transmission as an option, not sure about the 05s.

I have a 5 speed on my 03 and love it. :cool:
 

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The 05' Double Cab comes in an automatic with either the long bed or the short bed. It also comes in a 6 speed manual, but it is only available with the short bed.
 

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Stick/Auto

After calling Toyota Canada I have been informed that , it is the long box with the auto, Short box with the stick
I am interested to know whether or not, driving a stick is harder on the truck and the driver, as compared to auto???

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I guess I confused myself , with my first question! Which one stick/auto, would be easier to drive offroad???


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The auto is probably easier to drive off-road. You don't have to worry about clutch finesse, and working 3 pedals in the rough. The autos can idle through things more easily most times, without the worry of stalling when creeping slowly. Having said that, the manual has merits of it's own. You have the ultimate control of the gear shifting and that can be nice. Sometimes an auto just won't read your mind, or the trail, quite right. Either one, if not geared low enough for creeping on the trail, will find you riding the brakes too much to control speed. A manual doesn't usually need a transmission cooler for extreme duty, and will likely take more abuse and last longer than an auto, but with an auto you don't have to worry about burning the clutch (or replacing one).
 
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