Transmission is important in a car because it helps with changing gears and get from point A to point B without trudging along in first gear. So, obviously a car needs transmission, the question is what kind would you prefer?
Since manual cars have less machinery involved, it’s less likely to breakdown. Which means it requires very little maintenance.
Uses Gear Or Engine Oil
It’s more versatile when it comes to oil, so gear or engine oil won’t matter. Plus, unlike automatic transmission cars that need transmission fluid change often, when it comes to manual that won’t be the case.
Better Fuel Economy
Manual transmission engines weigh less and have more gear. As a result you can expect to drive further compared to automatics even with the same amount of fuel. But of course, the condition of the car still matters on how much fuel it will consume.
Takes A Lot To Learn
As the name suggest, learning to drive this thing won’t be as easy as maneuvering an automatic. So practice a lot and pack patience all the time, you’ll get there.
Driving Around A City Can Be A Pain In The Ass
You will have to stop multiple times when you drive around a city due to traffic lights. So shifting gears will be a challenge.
Trouble With Ascending Surfaces
Uphill drives can be and will be more hard work that trying to please your in-laws. Expect to cause traffic and get yelled at.
Widely Known And Used
Majority of cars today are automatic. So if you’re looking for a specific car, it’ll be easier to find if you prefer it over manual.
Almost Effortless To Drive
Shifting or using the clutch pedal will be the least of your problems.
Considering that shifting isn’t an issue with automatic transmission car, you can rest assured that you’ll have a smooth ride.
With a complex system, a lot could go south on you which of course means maintenance will follow.
If you don’t mind not having the “hands-on” precision drivers usually get with manual, then this might work for you.
It Can Be Pricey
Just like everything else in life, innovation comes with a price. Be prepared to shell out more cash if you prefer automatic transmission cars.
This comparison is not to say that one is better than the other. But this should help you distinguish which kind works for you better.