Drive a car which do you prefer manual or automatic?

@Abbyey (760)
Philippines
March 14, 2007 3:01am CST
I love to drive however i never got the hang of a manual transmission cars especially during traffic and hanging roads... so i switch to automatic transmission and GEE its HEAVEN!!! How i love automatic, its like a dream come true for those who cant drive manual... Though sometimes i get teased that i am not a REAL driver since i cant drive manual... so i was thinking i will try again one of these days... how about you, which do you prefer to drive? why?
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43 responses
• United States
14 Mar 07
I love manual cars.....that's all I've ever driven, however, for practical purposes I think my next car will be automatic. But that won't be for a long,long time(hopefully)!
@cabergren (1181)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I have driven both, but with all the traffic that they have around here I drive an automatic. A manual transmission is just too much work with all the stop and go.
• Turkey
14 Mar 07
I prefer to drive manual transmissions as you have much more control over the gears and engine, for me its more fun to drive than an automatic.
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@lenywp (1964)
• Australia
14 Mar 07
Automatic transmission - Automatic transmission in a Ford vehicle.
Automatic transmission on cars is definitely better, easier and mor comfortable. It means less work and stress in car! When I get my license at the end of the year, I will just be going for an Automatic license and perhaps later on learn to drive a manual just in case I need it for, for example when I go to Europe where many cars still have maual transmission.
@thediesel (287)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
I've never driven an automatic car before. I love driving cars with manual transmission. It give me more power and flexibility specially when going uphill. I feel that I'll get bored when I drive an automatic. Maybe I'll get sleepy because all I got to do if I have to drive an automatic is to step on the gas pedal and the breaks. On the bright side, I think driving an automatic is less tiring since you'll only use one foot.
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@dyupe_moe (225)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
When I'm city driving, it's better to drive in automatic transmission. No need to think of shifting gears, especially when you're stuck in a traffic jam. But when I'm travelling long distance, especially when there are lots of hills and steep climbs, I'd go for a stick. You have better control over your speed.
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@budsr03 (2354)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
For city driving i prefer the automatic because i can concentrate more on the traffic and the pedestrians. For highway driving i like the standard or as others call it the manual shift. It seems to be more activity to keep from getting bored. Take care Abbyey.
@hartnsoul (558)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
i know how to drive both manual and automatic transmission. Automatic transmission is really better and very convenient but may be expensive on gas. Manual transmission on the other hand is so-so... My car is a manual transmission so I kinda got the hang of it. Better than no car at all.
• United States
14 Mar 07
automatic all the way. Years ago was dating this guy and he took me on interstate and was gonna teach me how to drive a stick. well u don't shift on interstate so he let me borrow the car to get to work and I was turning a corner and wrecked I don't even remember what I did wrong but I skimmed a telephone pole. I wasn't hurt bad but the car wasn't in really good shape. I've never driven another one and won't LOL give me automatic anytime!!!!
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@sonia23 (323)
• India
15 Jul 07
automatic seems easy.manual requires more skill
@ganwn071 (1117)
• Singapore
15 Mar 07
In the area that I lived in, the traffic is terrible, every peak hour, you will be stucked in the traffic for at least an hour or more, Manual car will be tiring, I will go for Automatic car..
@akotawala (134)
• India
15 Mar 07
i usually drive a car with gear because in India there is no car which is automatic and one day would like to try the automatic one. whereas the automatic car could he helpful to them who cannot drive a car, if the automatic means the complete automatic car and not just the gear less car.
@rick_2047 (185)
• India
15 Mar 07
i will like it automated coz i m a lazy boy
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
for beginners like me, my father said that the best is to opt for cars with manual transmission. In that way you are training your self and once you are an expert, then you can switch for an automatic one. PS: But please, in a man's culture, only women opt for automatic transmission. Guys like us should drive with a manual one to show our power and strength. Women *sighs* all you know is to step the gas pedal and work your way to the traffic like ballet dancing.
@myjeremy (48)
• Indonesia
15 Mar 07
i'm able to drive both, a couple years ago, my sister buy&sell cars, when there's only manual car left, i drive the manual, when there's automatic car then i drive the automatic one.. hmm, i love to drive an automatic transmission car, especially with fast response..
@myjeremy (48)
• Indonesia
15 Mar 07
i'm able to drive both, a couple years ago, my sister buy&sell cars, when there's only manual car left, i drive the manual, when there's automatic car then i drive the automatic one.. hmm, i love to drive an automatic transmission car, especially with fast response..
@clod0327 (817)
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
I’m still not driving but I think I would prefer an automatic transmission to manual. I tried learning how to drive using a manual transmission but I’m really not successful. So I often hear from my dad, my brother and my husband that it’s a lot different and a lot easier if I’m using automatic. And they have told me how easy it is to drive using automatic transmission so maybe when I decide to try to learn how to drive again, I would definitely try with an automatic car.
@itsmeamit (169)
• India
15 Mar 07
i love to drive cars whether its manual or automatic it doesnt matter for me
• United States
15 Mar 07
I currently drive a manual car and there are days that I love but there are also days that I hate it, mostly during traffic jams. I believe that manual cars are a must for cars that are built for speed since you are able to control when the gears change, and automatic cars are for those days that you're just too lazy to think about driving. Although manual cars have save me a couple of times from falling asleep on the road......
• Canada
15 Mar 07
I like fully automatic car as i am used to it.