May 08, 2019
January 02, 2023
to each their own, its not really a question of whether automatic or manual is the beter choice but whichever one suits the driver better, and whichever one the driver prefers. its why both car choices are available.
I love driving manual. I’ve been driving manual long as I can remember. Great feeling. I drive long distance. Work on NYC live upstate NY. The dexterity of the stick shift. I’m engaged with the vehicle and I’m always alert on the road. I make sure my sons drive manual before automatic. To ensure their versatility. Manual transmission is fading. Fingers crossed never
December 26, 2021
Well written, but you neglected to mention that manual gearboxes are not sequential, you have the option of selecting any gear at almost any time. If you feel like selecting 2nd gear at 100km/h you can, it might get a little tricky but also can be fun locking up the rear end for a bit. Also when taking off down hill, start in second, punch it and drop it straight into 5th. You can skip any gear you want, shifting up or down. The world is your oyster. And as you said, it keeps your mind active.
August 16, 2021
How great that you talk about how a manual transmission can be impressive because the vehicle can be started on a dead battery without a jump. My car has actually been having some transmission problems the last couple of weeks. I will find a great transmission service in my area. http://www.budgetautomotivetucson.com/transmission-services
May 27, 2020
I’m glad to hear that driving a manual will make you more alert while driving. I’m trying to find a Mazda3 hatchback that is manual since I love driving a stick shift. Thanks for the tips and I’ll be sure to keep researching and find one that is manual. http://www.northgatetransmissions.com/automatic-transmission
March 11, 2020
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February 13, 2020
I’m 57 and at the age of 29 or so I taught myself to drive a 5 speed Chevrolet Beretta. It took me about an hour to get it going smoothly but considering there are 7 siblings me at #2 and my parents never taught any of to drive I did pretty good. Since then I have owned more stick shifts than automatics. Love them.
October 18, 2019
Since 1985, every car I have purchased (8 new and 2 used) has had a manual transmission. It is a prerequisite for any car I buy, and unfortunately, at least on new cars, they are becoming harder and harder to find. My current “toy” is a 2005 Mercedes SLK350 convertible. Even the Mercedes dealer in Rochester is amazed I found one in a stick. I’m glad I stumbled onto your dealership. If I’m ever in the market for something used, I know where I’m going.
October 13, 2019
The great reason is that if you can drive a manual car, you can have a go at a variety of other vehicles too, including truck, tractor, forklift, motorcycle, old cars and utes/pickups, etc. I find that being able to drive a manual takes the mystery out of all these other machines and I’ll happily try to drive anything!
September 30, 2019
Sadly manual transmission cars are rapidly declining in popularity. We noticed this several years ago when we had a fair bit of difficulty selling my wife’s 2011 model 6 speed manual Mazda 3. The cars replacement is a never version Mazda 3 and we once again chose a manual. Needless to say our adult children are clueless!! 😂 My " toy" happens to be a 1970 model Holden Kingswood complete with 3 on the tree manual transmission, carburetor incorporating a manual choke, no air con, no power steering and no power windows and drum brakes around. This beautiful car takes me back to my childhood when times were so thoroughly different, but indeed no one else in this household could even successfully start my old Holden, let alone drive it! Yes indeed I’m thankful for my parents insistence that we all learnt to drive in manual transmission cars back in the mid 80’s! 😀
July 16, 2019
June 27, 2019
You forgot…its way more fun!
November 23, 2019
November 06, 2019