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Which would you choose? Both with the 5.9

  • 2006 4 speed auto Lone star edition

    Votes: 39 28.7%
  • 2007 6 speed manual

    Votes: 97 71.3%
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Can't decide on which I would like better. The '06 4 speed auto Lone Star edition or the '07 6 speed manual. The '06 has 19000 miles and the '07 23000. What do you think? And why would you choose one over the other?
 

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just me, but i would stay with a manual.
 

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What are you wanting to do with the truck, and how much money are you willing to put into getting it there?

Zach
 

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love tha manual but the lonestar is really nice
 

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i love my auto matic but a 6speed would be awsome too its a tough choice.
they only had two 5.9 autos when i bought mine new in september. if they would of had a manual i probably would have bought it just for fun i dont need one but shifting is fun
 

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i like the auto more but i think the 2007s look better

they dont have that amber strip on the headlights
 

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i personally like the auto, you can scratch stuff and drive at the same time lol

with the price of fuel keep in mind what the gear ratio is, the auto is probably 3:73
 

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What are you wanting to do with the truck, and how much money are you willing to put into getting it there?

Zach
I do a little towing with mowers and such. Getting rid of my '98 gas guzzler now that gets 11 and have always wanted to go diesel. Either way, plan on doing a chip, exhaust, and intake. After that, whatever it needs to keep running, be it trans upgrades or what not.
 

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i personally like the auto, you can scratch stuff and drive at the same time lol

with the price of fuel keep in mind what the gear ratio is, the auto is probably 3:73
Both are 3.73
 

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Well...do you want to be a speed demon or have it handle horsepower cheaply? A 48RE will easily handle a single chip, though....
 

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not really a speed demon but like to rip around a little. just want some power and will only have a single chip.
 

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Get the manual and have fun! :peelout
 

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I chose auto but I allready have a 5 speed manuall...
 

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Just My Opinion. I have had both, a 03 5.9 HO QC 4x4 with the 6 speed, and now an 07 5.9 Auto QC 4x4. And in my humble opinion, the 6 speed got better mileage and was more fun to drive. However, my reason for ditching the 6 speed was Houston Traffic. Stop and go traffic had my clutch leg wore out.
 

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i like the manual a lot better for towing and like said before clutch is cheaper to replace than an entire transmission plus they are fun to drive
 

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I chose the 6spd because my last 4 Diesels have been stick. My 04.5 is a 6spd and I think it sounds great even when just tugging away from a light and the fuel milage is just a plus. :hyper:
 

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I have the '07 w/auto but if I was the only one to drive it I'd prefer the manual.
 
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