In a manual it's all about gearing. A stock Rubicon has enough gearing to idle right up the side of a building till it rolls back on it's roof. You can get exactly the wheel speed you want without the jerkiness of an auto as your engine revs up before the converter finally engages. Plus, have fun riding your brakes down a steep decline, I can hold about 1 mph with my feet off the pedals down anything until my tires lose gripI go wheeling with a few guys who have manuals. We hit some pretty hard trails with rock gardens and gullies. I call them "chatter boxes" because the trannies/clutches are constantly chattering as they work them climbing over obstacles, not to mention stalling. You couldn't pay me enough to get one in a Jeep. Now in any other car I'm game! But rock crawling in a Jeep with stick is no fun IMO.
Agreed, I had to take a train to a bus to an Uber to go 2 states and 4 hours away to find one, especially in a color that I wanted.It was hard to find a base model sport with the 6 speed. I’m glad I held out for the manual. I make the decisions on gear selection. Period.
Yea ...I read that too but like you.. so far no issuesWhat do you guys makes of this thread?
My 2018 2dr Rubi (one of the very first 2drs off the line) has almost 30,000 miles on it and I have had ZERO issues. My clutch has never squeaked, it’s not too soft, it doesn’t feel dead near the floor, the gears don’t grind, the power band is exactly as I’d expect it to be for a Rubicon; in short, it’s been perfect. (For what it’s worth, my steering is also perfect and I passed the weld recall inspection.)
With many thousands of manuals on the road I expect a handful of issues reported to the NHTSA, and so I’m not worried about my Jeep going up in flames. Even so, damn... pretty scary stuff for those unlucky soles!
I love feeling that I am in control of my vehicle. I have a 2019 2 door sport manual transmission.
I've been driving a standard since I was 16 years old and have had one on and off throughout my life.
The best cars I have owned have been manuals. A 66 vw beetle
But I love driving it because it reminds me of my first car....a 1965 VW Beetle, 1986 CJ7 and a 2015 Focus ST ( FBO ).
The small flat windshield, the "feel" of the jeep compared to the bug, the stick....I love it!
I've owned eight 4 wheel vehicles and 4 have been standards....And I have no regrets getting it with a manual transmission....
all of my favorite cars have been manual. 1966 vw beetle, 1986 CJ 7 and 2014 Focus ST.Agreed, I had to take a train to a bus to an Uber to go 2 states and 4 hours away to find one, especially in a color that I wanted.