landcruiser auto - Martin Devon
Dear all and H.J. H.J. always recommends the manual and says stay away from the auto landcruiser. WHY? I have several colleagues with this vehicle and they all swear by, not at, the auto. Any thoughts please.

Regards.
landcruiser auto - Mark (RLBS)
I have one.

I have no idea why it should be avoided, I think its great. It doesn\'t harm its performance off road; at least not in the type of off-road in the UK. It makes it very easy to drive, I find the changes very smooth and with an engine that size who cares about losing a little bit of power.

One of the good things about the Landcruiser is how easy it is to drive, and the autobox only adds to that.
landcruiser auto - Dave N
The manuals aren't terribly nice to drive, as it's hardly a short, slick shift. Manuals are also valued a lot less than autos as well.

In theory manuals last longer, but I'm not sure that's the case either. You also have to factor in a clutch change. My autos done 170K, and apart from the odd hiccup, changes smoothly.
 

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