Manaul vs Auto Dilemma

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Jonny
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Manaul vs Auto Dilemma

Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:50 am

Hi guys,

so I have put a deposit down on a mid range jf, smokey blue, it will be 4-6 week delivery. I'm still torn between manual and auto however.

wasif recommended I stick with auto, better for dubai streets and re-sale. My off road skills are not great but they will always improve.

has anyone had experience with both and which would you recommended. The only thing missing from the manual that I want is the outside dials, can this be installed?

thanks

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Denasora
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Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:18 pm

Hi, Jonny -
Check out this thread in the "chit-chat" forum:
http://www.uaeoffroaders.com/showthread ... #post62371

It may give you some helpful general input regarding manual vs. auto.

As for the 'outside dials,' I,ll leave that to the experts. Ya totally lost me on that one! :-)
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Jonny
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Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:06 am

Haha, so manual. I would love a manual. But I'm just wondering about driving in Dubai on the roads and the resale.
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Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:28 pm

Jonny wrote:Haha, so manual. I would love a manual. But I'm just wondering about driving in Dubai on the roads and the resale.
Driving a manual in stop-n-go traffic is a pain; no denying that.
Myself, I don,t much consider resale. Maybe I,m too selfish. ;-)

You just have to add up your pros and cons and see where you end up!
Looking forward to seeing which camp you end up in, Jonny. :-)
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Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:39 pm

I did not read the chit chat post but for me if it's the only car get auto bcz you are 5 days in city and 2 days in desert. Assumed you are going two days a week to desert.
Lazy decision hahaha
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Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:42 am

Auto and I agree with Zeer. One day in desert and 6 days in the city. No brainer.


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Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:16 pm

for the FJ... the manual transmission has no added advantage other than the headache of depressing a clutch.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:35 pm

In the FJ you can use the auto box as you would a manual in the sand with the added advantage of not having to press a clutch pedal.

The 6 speed manual is suited for long distance driving and not something I would want living in the UAE.

And BTW what are these "outside dials" you mentioned.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:20 pm

mid rage auto it is then i guess.

Wasif, sorry my description of the outside dials was pretty rubbish. I was actually referring to the Dashboard instrument display this gives external conditions.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:28 pm

I have auto FJ 08 and somebody offered me FJ 2007 American specification Manual transmission at 45000 !!!
I really got confused .. but I think it's good offer ( what do you think).
I might go with it if it is in good condition and we'll maintained and will get another car for daily use

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