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Which type of transmission is better: Manual or automatic?

Los Angeles Times automotive editor Charles Fleming claims that manual transmissions are dying out, and car enthusiasts are not happy about it. Due to lack of demand, brands like Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and more no longer even offer a stick-shift model. Yet gearheads argue manual cars are safer and a lot more fun to drive. What do you think? 🚗💨

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For car nerds, manual transmissions are like vinyl records or tube amps. There's just no comparison to their more modern counterparts. They're easier and cheaper to repair, and make driving more fun. Fans prefer manual transmission preference because of a vintage aesthetic, as a Reddit commenter noted

Really, for me, driving stick is a preference because of the feel alone. If an auto was faster and better in every objective way, I would still want to drive stick. This is why I say that it's a "feel" thing.
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Automatic transmission cars are just so much easier to drive. Traffic and hills are easier to navigate, and now automatics get better gas mileage than stick shift cars. Many critics argue manual transmissions are just outdated technology.

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Nobody even knows how to drive a stick shift anymore. So car manufacturers don't make them—and that just adds to the lack of demand:

It’s a disgrace,’’ says driving enthusiast and Kelley Blue Book senior analyst Karl Brauer. “Yes, it’s more troublesome and expensive for the automakers. But it’s completely inexcusable that Ferrari doesn’t even offer a manual [transmission].”
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But in some instances that can be a good thing.

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But manual transmission fans just enjoy the process of driving stick much more, and say it forces drivers to stay engaged and focus on the road. 

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But others believe there's a reason why the stick shift has become irrelevant like the Pony Express, the typewriter and the dodo bird. Let it go already!

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Which type of transmission is better: Manual or automatic?
#StickShiftsFTW
A festive crown for the winner
#LetStickShiftsDie