Reply by Xx ItzMikey xX
honestly, there's nothing like ripping it up the mountain or a nice background and shifting gears, rev matching to go around a corner and feeling the car take you where you command it. All these kids say "BuT aUtO iS fAsTeR nOoB" ok, you're just too scared to learn manual...
Reply by Naim Dean
I'm not an auto car hater by any means, but there definitely is a certain edge about driving with that third pedal and having to shift the gears yourself. My current two (soon to be one) vehicles are both manual transmission. Both are standard 5-speed manual sedan cars.
Reply by Calvin T
I love manuals - but getting harder and harder to get high performance manuals. I've tracked McLarens, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and some Porsche models where manual wasn't even an option. I saved my Porsche with a manual as my new daily needed for high speed passing on backroads before curves is an auto G70 Sport/Prestige/Elite 3.3TT. You don't want to hit a cow in a 2700 lbs Porsche - which is my fun weekend car that is manual. It's not as fast as my daily, but a lot more fun. It took getting used to an auto as I haven't driven one in 25 years outside of work rental cars when traveling.
Reply by Mary
I drive a standard.
Reply by Justin Raymer
I hated manual transmission when I first started driving, until my Dad dropped me off 15 miles from home, and the only way back was to drive manual. Greatest thing he could have done.
I'm 36 now, and almost exclusively have driven manuals. I don't argue why they are better, I just like them. (Although it is hard to argue with that feeling you get grabbing the perfect upshift). Lucky to have a wife that prefers manuals as well.
Vehicles I've had that were manual.
Mitsubishi Dodge Colt 3 door hatch - refused to drive it and parents sold it (I was an idiot)
1998 Sonoma 2.2ltr - forced to learn on, came to love it.
2002 Saturn SC2 - Those 1.9 DOHCs riiPPPED.
2006 VW Rabbit 2.5 Hatch - Crashed avoiding deer. Tuned and mild bolt ons. Loved it
2015 VW Passat 1.8tsi - Last year for manual Passats in the US. We still daily it.
2017 Mazda3 2.5 Hatch Touring - Brilliant car. Needed more room so it was traded in for...
2020 Tacoma TRD OffRoad. Shifts like a tractor. I love it. Old school rowing the boat.
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Reply by Patrick
Manual is the preferred way to drive here in the UK.
Just passed my driving test a few weeks ago so it's been nice using a manual a bit more.