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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-16-03, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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5 or 4 speed manual or 3 speed auto in an xf 4.1

Just wondering what everyone thought was better the 5 or 4 speed manual or the 3 speed auto on an xf 4.1 and why?

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Re: 5 or 4 speed manual or 3 speed auto in an xf 4.1

definately a 5 speed, i said you can have mine for $600, i've got it sitting here ready for you. let me know if you want it or not cause i need to get rid of it now.

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Re: 5 or 4 speed manual or 3 speed auto in an xf 4.1

manual definately, 5 speed if you have the cash, but if your a little strapped the 4 speed is still awesome. i have the 4 speed in mine and am really happy with it. got it converted from the 3 speed about 4 months ago. still only revs at about 2-2100rpm at 100.
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Re: 5 or 4 speed manual or 3 speed auto in an xf 4.1

Manual 4sp single rail or T5 Auto's are for girls!
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Re: 5 or 4 speed manual or 3 speed auto in an xf 4.1

well put clevo!

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Re: 5 or 4 speed manual or 3 speed auto in an xf 4.1

i got offered a 5speed box for 200

but i might just stick with the 4speed i got lying around

the auto is GUTLESS
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Re: 5 or 4 speed manual or 3 speed auto in an xf 4.1

well anyone would choose an overdriven manual rather than a 3 speed auto, but in this day and age an automatic trans are far more superior to most manual gearboxes
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Re: 5 or 4 speed manual or 3 speed auto in an xf 4.1

I'd go the 5 speed and go for 3.45 diff gears.

But I have been told that the ford 5 speed don't like alot of power...

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Re: 5 or 4 speed manual or 3 speed auto in an xf 4.1

4 speed Manual if your only using the car around town. If you travel a lot... 5 speed manual. And if you can't drive a manual or can't afford to do the upgrade like me... 3 speed auto.

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Re: 5 or 4 speed manual or 3 speed auto in an xf 4.1

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Originally Posted by RevHeadRon
in this day and age an automatic trans are far more superior to most manual gearboxes
But Ron in the XF's day and age they weren't!

My answer: 5sp any day of the week. Unless you really have to have an auto.
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