Originally Posted by C.Ash
As I see it, using a stickshift is like still using a butter churn to make butter - completely un-neccesery and erartating to use, and i cant imagine anyone who still want to use it. Driving with a stickshift is simply awfull, and i thank goodness that i was born in a time where u got automatic, unlike my parents who had to use it for so many years and are extremely happy they dont have to anymore.
this is why automatics out number manuals in the US by at least 3 to 1. It is getting harder and harder to get vehicles with manual (many models don't offer it anymore). The US laws take a lot of the fun out of driving. So most Americans drive point A to point B :(
I drive a 4 spd manual and a 6 spd streetbike ;) I love manual but driving just isn't as fun in the US (I've driven in many countries).