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Reliability and price of repairs. I have heard too many horror stories about the automatics in the heavy duty trucks.
 
I have always preferred manual transmission over automatics. I feel i have better control especially going over the mountains with a load.

Heard about problems with automatics behind deisel engines.

I made sure i drove both before I ordered mine. 24V with the 5 speed rocks.

Never considered an automatic. Wanted the better control, economy, and useable power of the 5 spd.

I prefer manuals - fun to drive.  The more gears, the better.  No maintenance, no heat concerns.

My whole family (wife and daughter included) insisted on a stick.  We haul horse trailers a lot.  There is no better alternative for extended trailer towing than a manual transmission.  The engine is more powerful with the manual.  In addition, the manual transmission is more reliable.  Had the 6 spd been more available, I would have that, 5 spd is fine.

the company i work for has had too many prodlems with automatic transmissions blowing up on the diesels, and i dont mind the manual trans. anyways

Bought manual because more power for less money and reports of auto transmission failures.

Fuel economy, more powerful diesel with the manual, another gear, strength of the NV4500HD. I like manuals anyway.


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 Last Update: 05/11/99