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Which transmission is more reliable and durable? AUTO or MANUAL?

Old 19-Nov-2005, 07:42 PM
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Which transmission is more reliable and durable? AUTO or MANUAL?

Just wondering after talking about this with some friends, which tranny would last longer?
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Old 19-Nov-2005, 11:05 PM
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manual is much better, honda auto's are garbage
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Old 19-Nov-2005, 11:56 PM
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I would have to agree...

The honda automatics on the 1.6 vtecs are very problem prone. Honda auto on the V6 accords are pretty bad too.
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Old 20-Nov-2005, 01:21 AM
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its up to the owner of the car...imo doesn't matter whether auto vs. manual...its how u take care of ur transmission and how u drive too!
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Old 20-Nov-2005, 11:22 AM
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manual.....the design of an automatic transmission will wear out over time no matter what (if you take care of it it will take a longer time)......plus I would rather have to change a clutch than overhaul an automatic transmission...
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Old 20-Nov-2005, 11:53 AM
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a manual transmission should last quite a bit longer than automatics if you know how to drive.

and as mentioned above, honda auto's suck
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so my auto suck then??

oh well...its just a car anyway
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Based around real life application...

Automatic will outlast a manual tranny

Manual trannies are typically abused, and the automatic does a better job at shifiting at the right points.

Synchros get eaten up in a manual tranny.

Althought I prefer to drive manual, automatics last longer because they typically escape abuse.
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Old 20-Nov-2005, 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by JookSingKid
Based around real life application...

Automatic will outlast a manual tranny

Manual trannies are typically abused, and the automatic does a better job at shifiting at the right points.

Synchros get eaten up in a manual tranny.

Althought I prefer to drive manual, automatics last longer because they typically escape abuse.
hey your right, i never thought of it that way.
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Old 20-Nov-2005, 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by rjngo
so my auto suck then??

oh well...its just a car anyway
no it doesnt really suck.
my only beef with my stupid auto is that it downshifts for every damn thing.

a small uphill climb and itll downshift, u press it lightly and itll downshift. am at the point where i get really happy if it doesnt downshift sometimes in city driving.

it seems hard to keep this thing revving under 2500 rpm all the time
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JookSingKid is right.

Automatic will outlast a manual tranny

Manual trannies are typically abused, and the automatic does a better job at shifiting at the right points.

Synchros get eaten up in a manual tranny.

If u drive it regular and don't put it into 1 then 2 then D on automatic your tranny should last long. For manual they do last long too but then u need to change the clutch and also the 3rd gear grinds a lot on some Honda's. Maybe their synchronizer isn't that good or is worn out.
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Originally posted by winner007
JookSingKid is right.

Automatic will outlast a manual tranny

Manual trannies are typically abused, and the automatic does a better job at shifiting at the right points.

Synchros get eaten up in a manual tranny.

If u drive it regular and don't put it into 1 then 2 then D on automatic your tranny should last long. For manual they do last long too but then u need to change the clutch and also the 3rd gear grinds a lot on some Honda's. Maybe their synchronizer isn't that good or is worn out.
dont forget putting it into neutral, revving it up, and putting it into drive (neutral drop)
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