Originally Posted by MC36
-Also I can't seem to find the answer, but why did Land Rover decide to do the 97 D90 in the auto transmission only and only for the NAS model? Was there not a demand for manual transmissions? Which is preferred among the hard core off roaders?
Looking forward to your comments,
Take a look at how many vehicles in the USA sell with a manual trans.
As for hard core off roaders, they choose their equipment based on the type of terrain and use they encounter. In many cases an automatic is actually preferable .
"Most Land Rover owners are hindered by changing gears, hard to talk on the phone and drink starbucks."