The very obvious differences between an automatic transmission and a manual transmission (or “standard shift”) are seen from inside the car. Read down to know about others below, to know why people still prefer to drive manual transmission vehicles.
The mode of Operation – Automatic
An automatic transmission system has 5 or 6 gearbox positions, but most people often only use 3: Park, Reverse and Drive. The L and 1,2 settings refer to lower gears than Drive. Make use of these when going down steep hills and slippery icy roads, to slow your vehicle more effectively than with brakes alone. You can always engage any of these low gears without braking.
The mode of Operation – Manual
To change gears in a manual / standard transmission system, you must engage the small pedal on the far left known as the clutch. This step releases the gears long enough to enable you to move the gearshift to the required position. Drivers quickly learn to shift by touch alone.
Advantages of the Manual Transmission
A lowered brake wear, drive train longevity and better fuel economy are seen as advantages of the manual transmission. Years of research equally support these claims, when the vehicle is handled by a skilled driver.
Automatic Transmission Advantages
Thus far, the automatic transmission can drive smoother, faster gear changes in diesel engines made with turbochargers than a similar engine with a manual transmission.