And speaking of potential issues, it sure would be nice if manuals were still a ready option. If you want to eliminate issues, those are really the way to go. Sure, there's some clutch tightening that's needed from time to time, but that's minor compared to what can go wrong with autos. And when it comes to going downhill in long, steep stretches, you don't have to keep pumping the breaks.@Redhawk100
My old 4Runner is a 4/auto. A 5/auto would be perfect. More gears than 5 is not necessary unless you want to squeeze another half mpg out of an engine. The more gears, the more potential issues.