thanks for all the advice!! really appreciate it!
in the end, i took the safer ( and cheaper ) route and got myself a MANUAL! i figured a manual is easier on the fuel consumption, more engine power, better engine braking, and generally more control in off road situations ( provided i dont stall the engine ), so thats why i got the manual.
its not as if i'l be going off road alot, what with me living in Singapore, but on those occassions that i do, i would like to be prepared.
oh one other thing, if i were to change the tires to bigger ones? do i need to change the shock absorbers as well? seems like i have to ya? what would be a good combination?
my current jimny looks so civil and muted, i think i need to do her up a little!!
i figure bigger tires will require stiffer suspension?