2000 Sahara - Automatic or Manual?
Question: I am about to purchase my first Jeep! But I want to know - which is better for a 2000 Sahara: Automatic or Manual? I heard the automatics arent that great due to only having 3 gears, but I am interested in hearing what actual Jeep owners/enthusiasts have to say about it. Ive driven nothing but manuals since I began driving. In the Philadelphia area there is a lot of traffic so it is a pain to shift all the time. I am ready to get an automatic, but afraid Im going to miss stick. I was just wondering if there was an advantage to driving one over the other (besides the shifting/traffic aspect)
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girlyman has no clue about wheeling an automatic is BETTER off road it is easier to drive anywhere. some good advantages to a stick are you can bumpstart your vehicle if you leave the lights on, it gives you better control of gearing on hills or for towing. I have had both auto and standard and i missed my stick shift. so it is all personal preference. one is not mechanically better than the other. i have a 2000 sahara 5 speed.
New tranny, foot pedals, clutch controls(hydraulics), cutting holes in floor, changing shifter, fabricating a place to install the clutch pedal, etc, etc, etc. Oh man...forget it!
Well, on a 2000, it's gonna be a 4 speed auto. Gas milage is gonna be pretty close, the manual may get one or two miles to the gallon better, depending on how you drive it. It all really depends on what you like best. I am a die hard stick fan and wouldn't buy a Wrangler without one BUT there are advantages. If you are gonna drive it in the mud and water a lot an auto can be a little better since it is more water proof than a manual, but you still have more control over your vehicle with an manual. But go for what you like best! If you love rowing gears, go for the manual, but if you would rather have less to do or do not like having to shift all the time in traffic, go for an auto.
When I was younger, it didn't bother me. When I got older, I got tired of shifting. Cowardly ? LOL Id say anyone who said that is the coward.
I own a 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara that's an automatic and I have had no problems with it at all. It depends on what your preference is. Manuals are such a pain when you have to stop and go, such as through town in heavy traffic (believe me, I've been there, done that).
most now days are automatics, but they have both. guess it will depend on what that company prefers.
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