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Transmission Swap Pros and Cons

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can someone give me the low down on the benefits of swapping out an automatic transmission with a 4 or 5 speed manual? I don't intend to tune my car for high performance...it's just a townie. My mechanic recommended I swap it out to prolong the life of the engine...but I wanted to get some opinion before I move forward.

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I'll reply, but this is in the cars for sale section.....

The automatic didnt perform well, and wasnt efficient. The engine worked harder. So a 4 speed or even better a 5 speed will make you car work less to do the same...when on the freeway it'll cruise better as well as get better mileage. Also parts are MUCH cheaper to find in the long run. It's not easy to find good auto tranny's and they can be expensive to rebuild. So your mechanic is right, spend the cash on upgrading the car for the better, vs spending it to retain the auto...nowid you dont like driving a stick...then thats a different decision.

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