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Old 07-30-2011, 09:34 PM   #32
jmcrides03
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in my personal opion manual is the way to go. ive owned 7 automatic vehicles and had 2 transmissions completly fail and have 1 one its way out. one was a dodge ram at somewhere around 200k and the other was my 96 tbird at around 155k and my focus is slipping and making some nasty noises at around 92k but i do have a tit bit of a lead foot. ive owned 3 manuals 42 ford 00 sportage and 87 toyota. never had any problems with the manual transmissions except a little clutch chatter with the 42, but what do you expect from a 69 year old car. will be swapping my focus over to manual as soon as i start driving my 96 contour i just got thats also manual. i like driving the car not having the car drive me.
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