How about a 5-speed automatic '07 and up...I am in the market for an E. I have test driven several and they were all automatics. I am wondering how every one feels about the auto vs the 5 speed and which you prefer and for what reasons. Your comments are much appreciated.
I like the 5-speed auto on my E much more than the 4-speed I have on a Grand Cherokee. The one thing I don't like about the E's tranny is I think it shifts out of first too early. It definitely isn't as smooth as the Jeep's but the added gear keeps the RPMs down at Highway speed. The CVT transmissions that Nissan uses are pretty cool. You keep waiting for it to shift and next thing you know, you are going 65 in 5th gear.The 5AT is the only auto I have ever liked.
My biggest regret: NOT GETTING THE 5MT!!! I love my E, but really wish I did not let the wife talk me into the AT. If you have the slightest thought of wanting the MT, get it!
Yeah. Gotta agree. I have AT. First time I have NOT had MT Honda for regular drive. I miss it. (less than I thought). But, since I buy used, finding used MT at my price was hard. It's not a big loss with its AT AWD - but I'd still like full control of MT, even if it was only FWD.Manual . . . since when do you need to be doing anything else but driving?