Hi,With the auto's nowadays why drive a manual and thats from someone who never thought he would say such a thing, even auto's in trucks are bluddy good now.
I think youd need an extra few Wheat Bix if you planning to push start my V8 diesel .... id probably call road side assistHi,
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I came across our copy of "Safe Outback Travel" by Jack Absalom. Written in 1976. What a great read and what a character. He died on March 22 last year at the age of 91.
He was comparing using manual or automatic transmission in the Outback.
One valid point he made was about the difficulty of starting an automatic with a flat battery.
We recently got a manual whizBang with a crook starter motor going at Beauchamp Falls by getting a handful of us to push start it. Easy Peasy.
What are people's thoughts on whether this is an important consideration or not when deciding on the type of transmission for use in the outback?
If I was venturing outback, I would probably take a jump start battery pack to get around the problems of having a faulty or flat battery. But that wouldn't help if my starter motor wouldn't function.