It seems to me more and more people are not driving standard transmissions anymore. Most people don't even know how to drive a manual transmission. I know the new automatics are more fuel efficient now by a small margin but driving manuals are just way more fun and gratifying. We can leave out the god awful paddle shifters as well. I believe if you actually would be willing to learn how to drive a manual you would not want to go back to an automatic because you have so much control that benefits you in bad weather areas. Opting for the manual transmission will also save you on average over 1K on purchasing a vehicle, if its offered. In other countries manuals are way more popular than automatics. Maybe because they have better roads suited for fun aggressive driving around mountains and on the coasts instead of our long straight interstates here. Please tell me why you don't like manual transmissions and if you don't know how to drive them, would you be willing to learn?
- Manual transmissions48% (11)57% (17)53% (28)Vote
- Automatic transmissions30% (7)30% (9)30% (16)Vote
- I don't know how to drive a Manual but willing to learn22% (5)13% (4)17% (9)Vote
is a small group but, impressive nonetheless. I wish I could teach each and every one of you who are willing to learn, how to drive a manual transmission.