Manual tranny if you are good with it. Automatic if you are not. The problem with an auto that I have found is if you are going up an incline you can't tell your vehicle to downshift so you get more power, and you end up getting stuck. With a manual you are in control. So for 4x4 if you are expierianced i would have to say manual.
Say what you want, but a manual beats an automatic in at least 2 cases I'm aware of. The first is using the engine to hold the vehicle back on a downhill grade. Some autos let you select a lower gear, some do not.lol have you ever driven a motor vehicle before?????
its an old "thing" that real men or good drivers drive manual trans only. its hogwash. they are both good, both have their pros and cons, both have their place, and everyones got their preference.