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One would assume that the manual would be as reliable or more so than the auto, but it might not always be the case. The Duramax only comes with the auto, and I believe the new PSD only comes with the auto. I just thought there might be a reason.
I wish I had a 6 speed in my truck, that's the only thing I don't like about my truck.... I had a hand shaker in my old 7.3 truck and I sure miss that and the engine brake when towing in the mountains.. The tow mode deal is....ok......but I miss my gear grabber.....
2011 F-350 Dually, Lariat, Tri Coat White/Adobe, Lariat Interior Group, 50 gallon Transfer-flow Aux. tank. Fold-A Cover G-4 Elite tonneau cover, Kelly Mudflaps.
2008 F-350 Dually XLT, 6.4, thank God it's gone
1995 F-250 XLT 7.3, Gone but not forgotten.
2010 Hitchhiker 5th wheel 37 feet. Tips the scales at about 14,500#
I have an 08 F-350 6.4L CC SB 4X4 w/ 6-spd and could not be more pleased with the truck overall including the manual transmission. The best truck I have ever owned, unbelievable towing peformance, shifts well and the manuals get better mileage when compared to autos. They are slower getting through the gears than the autos which might be the only negative.
Well we still have not struck a deal. I'm currently looking at two 2010 CC 6.4s. 1 350 and 1 250, both XLs the 350 has the 6 speed with a few upgrades, the negitive is it has a bench seat. The 250 is all viynl and manual windows and locks, with the 40/20/40 seat. The negative is it has no brake controller, or running boards, or tailgate step. I'm hoping a few more rebates come along, because I can't/wont spend what they want.
I believe the auto is rated to tow a lot more than the manual, if you plan to tow. All manuals come with a bench seat because the shift lever will interfer with the console and the manual will not have the cup holders the auto has for the same reason. On the other hand in my state it's a lot cheaper to license a 350 than a 250, you might want to check that and insurance.
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