Is it necessary to learn manual transmission drive?

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@youless (90089)
Guangzhou, China
March 11, 2016 2:45am CST
Since it is easier to use automatic transmission to drive, so is it necessary to learn manual transmission drive?
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• Philippines
11 Mar 16
It depends, though it will be useful to learn manual transmission as well. Here in our country, when you have a license to drive a manual transmission vehicle, you can also drive an automatic. But if you have a license for automatic transmission, you cannot drive a manual.
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
11 Mar 16
same as the UK.
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@youless (90089)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Mar 16
Actually it is also the same in China.
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@sishy7 (27667)
• Australia
14 Mar 16
@youless Probably the same anywhere else too since that's the only reasonable way to apply the rule.
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
11 Mar 16
Over here we don't have that many automatic cars. If you have an automatic car license you aren't allowed to drive a manual so the vast majority of people here learn to drive on a manual then they can drive an automatic if they want. But automatics aren't really drivers cars
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@youless (90089)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Mar 16
Oh, it will be a bad news to me then
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
11 Mar 16
@youless I'm not actually sure how that affects foreign drivers here...I'll have to look that up. I know for drivers here if you do your test in an auto you aren't allowed to drive a manual.
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@youless (90089)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Mar 16
@Mike197602 I think here most people who learn to drive will learn the manual at first. Since they can drive the automatic for sure after that.
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@Bluedoll (17075)
• Canada
14 Mar 16
I'd say it depends on what kind of car you might be driving. What do you like driving or driving in. I can drive a standard like it was an automatic except for the take off from a complete stop.
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@youless (90089)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Mar 16
I prefer to drive the easier car
@Bluedoll (17075)
• Canada
28 Mar 16
@youless Auto is easy nothing to think about.
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@sishy7 (27667)
• Australia
14 Mar 16
I guess you're more of an all around driver if you know how to drive manual. You'll never know when you'll be faced with a situation requiring to drive a car and the car happens to have a manual transmission.
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@youless (90089)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Mar 16
I am more like an idiot in this aspect
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@scheng1 (24813)
• Singapore
13 Mar 16
I think it is better to learn manual first before you drive cars with automatic transmission. Many vans, trucks and small lorries are still using manual transmission, so it makes sense for you to get one licence, and you can drive the small lorries and vans as well as cars.
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@youless (90089)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Mar 16
You are right. I will consider it.
@LadyDuck (146932)
• Switzerland
11 Mar 16
It depends where you live, in our mountain country most people have a manual transmission.
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@youless (90089)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Mar 16
It sounds like that there are still more manual transmission cars rather than the automatic ones.
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@LadyDuck (146932)
• Switzerland
12 Mar 16
@youless In Europe the automatic cars are very few.
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@youless (90089)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Mar 16
@LadyDuck Hard to believe...
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• United States
12 Mar 16
I would love to since my boyfriends car is a manual. I learned years ago but I'm afraid and I can't multi-task plus automatic is way easier.
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@youless (90089)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Mar 16
It goes without saying that I prefer the automatic car
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• United States
12 Mar 16
@youless I too prefer the automatic car too. My boyfriend likes the sporty, faster transmission.
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@dodo19 (31933)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Mar 16
I guess it really depends on various factors. When I was 16, and started to learn how to drive, my mom had a manual car. So, I figured I'd learn, and take classes using a manual car. Although I wasn't really good at it. I don't know how many times I stalled. Although I probably won't have a manual, I can say that I know how. It's something that can be good to know how to do.
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@youless (90089)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Mar 16
Compare to the manual, the automatic car is quite easy to drive.
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@dodo19 (31933)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Mar 16
@youless it really is easy to drive. I much prefer driving the automatic.
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@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
29 Mar 16
I think it is better to know how to drive a manual transmission vehicle. It might be handy in emergency situations. Having to know how it feels like driving a manual transmission vehicle. Its very much different than driving automatic cars.in some countries automatic transmission is not that popular because it is priced a bit higher that the manual ones.
@youless (90089)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Mar 16
You are right. It is much more reasonable.
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@rakski (8406)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
it might come in handy if you know how to drive the manual transmission
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@youless (90089)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Mar 16
Of course it is easier