View Full Version : Stadard or auto in a dodge ram diesel

03-22-2011, 08:32 PM
Buying a new dodge 1ton diesel and I don't know if I want the standard or the auto what are the pros and cons!!!

03-22-2011, 08:43 PM
depends on what auto there useing suposedly the new autos dont have nere the problems of the older ones
the standard gets better fuel mileage

03-22-2011, 08:59 PM
go with a standard, i went with a auto in my 7.3 and kick my self in the ass for it.

03-22-2011, 10:06 PM
get a standard cuz auto's suck.. will never buy one unless the price is super good

03-22-2011, 10:08 PM
go with the standard, nv5600, or g56 i think is in the new ones. ya you do get better mileage, and they're just more reliable IMO.

03-22-2011, 10:20 PM
99% sure they have the G56

FU Toolbag
03-22-2011, 11:06 PM
do they still offer a stick?

03-22-2011, 11:47 PM
Do you me new to you or brand new. All the 1st and 2nd gen automatics have problems. Just look at for sale ads, almost every one has a rebuild. The newer ones seem to be getting a better reputation:dontknow: . The standards hold up to the abuse better, something to think about if you ever want to increase the power.

03-23-2011, 12:07 AM
I bought my 05 auto cummins brand new and have never had any tranny issues just don't chip it and it will be fine. Auto Pros you get 6 useable seats (with the quad cab)cons slightly worse fuel economy but by doing cold air and duel exhaust you will get 900-1000k on a tank depending on your driving style.

03-23-2011, 05:53 AM
do they still offer a stick?

Yep they sure do, but there is very few of them out there this is the only one on the lot.

And yes it is a 2011 brand new truck!!!!!

03-23-2011, 07:00 PM
go with a standard, i went with a auto in my 7.3 and kick my self in the ass for it.

Yah, but it's a Ford. :D

My '06 Cummins auto has been good so far, just got to make sure you do regular maintenance and use the Tow/Haul when you have a load - locks up the torque and reduces heat.

I tried out a 2011 cummins with the 6 speed manual couple weeks ago. Wasn't really impressed with it, my 5.9 auto pulls a lot harder at lower RPM's. The manual never really felt like it had any power especially below 2000 rpm which is where the max torque is on most diesels. My older auto would have blown the 2011 away in a straight out race. I've driven the 24valve with a 6 speed and it pulled hard like my auto, not sure what's with the 6.7litre but I wasn't happy with it.