Choose your destiny! There really is no definitive advice we can give you on this matter. To speak the truth, it mostly comes down to personal preference. Some people like the relaxed driving experience automatic transmission provides, while others like the control manual transmission brings to the table. In any case, is there really no difference at all?
As you may have guessed it, there is. It’s nothing substantial, mind you, but it still exists, and we are here to point that out. Automatic transmission is far more present in the midsize truck range. The reasons for that are many.
Automatics are more comfortable to drive. They allow you to focus on the road more, and some might call it safer because of that. However, the safety is still mainly up to the skill of the driver. What’s more, an automatic gearbox will be, God forbid, easier to repair. Since they are more prominent, there are more spare parts, and more mechanics up to the task. It is, perhaps, more future proof to opt for an automatic, rather than the manual.
That being said, manual transmission still has its merits. These engines are more rugged, sturdier, less prone to various malfunctions. They are simpler too, and have been built for longer time than automatic engines, meaning the manufacturing process has almost reached perfection.
Also, they offer driver a lot more control over the drive. If you want, you can rev it easier than you would an automatic. You can choose when to change up, and when to change back down again. You can do all of this with an automatic too, but there is still more control with the manual.
Some even go so far as to hint at the fact that manual transmission is still the best option for towing. We wouldn’t go so far as to claim that, but it certainly has been true in the past. With all the advancements that automatic transmission has gone through though, we are not quite sure whether it still rings true. The simple truth is this – opt for the transmission you are most comfortable with.