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thats what i can drive

The automatic was able to tow more weight and we tow a bass boat several times a week.

Just wanted an automatic for towing.

I bought an automatic because after 60 some odd years of shifting gears on trucks etc. I became lazy and thought my left leg deserved a rest.  No more, no less.  I don't like all the slippage the auto gives, but I guess there has to be some trade offs.

Had a straight shift, but had back problems and chose automatic

I bought an automatic for two reasons... first, both of my cars are sticks, and for the truck I wanted an automatic... towing ease and stuff.  The second reason is that I bought a used truck that was a great deal, and didn't really have a choice.  I'd have still bought the truck had it been a 5-speed.

i didn't like the 5speed and didn't want to burn any clutches.

I learned to drive on a farm, with manual transmissions, thus, do not know how to drive them.  I thought "riding" the clutch at stop lights was proper.  That, along with other bad habits from the farm tend to burn up clutches and transmissions.  Also, when pulling, an Auto will quit before it breaks, usually, where as a manual will try till you wreck it.  If I were using my truck on a farm, it would be a manual, but I'm not, so it's not.

I pull a 5th wheel. Auto is easier

Was tired of a stick, wanted an automatic.

Would have preferred the manual.

wife,  wife

Convenience and towing capability. I have always had manual transmissions before because I thought they were better, but the automatic has spoiled me.

manuals are inconvenient

Had two previous manual trucks, chose an auto for travel, also with the Cummins I have all the power needed to pull my Travel Trailer (31ft Jayco with slide-out).

to lazy to shift gears


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