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Auto trans vs Stick

I am in the market for another diesel truck. First one was a 2003 Ford 7.3 w/ 6 speed. Great mechanical, lousy body quality control. i now have a 98 Dodge 2wd 12 valve auto. The auto scares me... Am looking at a slick 06 w/ 5.9, but it is an auto. As I said before the automatics scare me. Reliability is the issue.
I refuse to pay a lot of money and have to stuff in a bunch more to fix poor design. Being in Minnesota standard trans trucks are rare. I B looking for experiences with the Auto. i noticed the swap done in Cali and the neighbor in Duluth wants to get an auto... go figure...

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I would say that all depends on what your plans are with the truck. If you are looking for stock power the auto will be fine. If you want to make crazy power a build auto is the way to go. I have a manual and I wont buy anything else but there are days that I would be nice to have an auto.

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