I am finally trading up my '94 4Runner, 174k miles, for an '07 Double Cab TRD Tacoma. The thing that's pushing my decision is the need to tow a 5000# boat/trailer.
The question I'm now grappling with is manual vs. automatic transmission. I've always been a manual transmission die hard but realize there may be advantages to automatic when pulling that much weight.
Also, I've only test driven the automatic transmission, which uses the pedal style parking brake. I'm assuming the manual transmission uses a different parking brake that's easier to use on steep hill (boat ramp) starts. Is this true?
Thanks for any advice.