I tend to drive a stick when possible, but for those with 1st gen Tacoma experience, how big of a difference is there between the two transmission options. Mainly asking due to the majority of the trucks I am looking at are automatics. Waiting to sell my jeep before going out and driving a few, as I don't want to waste someones time before I am ready to buy.
4x4 or prerunner in stock trim if it makes a difference. Mostly for towing things with the occasional trip into the mountains.