December 16, 2010, 7:37 am
I just want to have answer for my focus' community here in Thailand.
We wonder why most of car in European countries are manual transmission. Why don't you like "auto" ?.
80-90 % of Thai drivers use auto transmission car as we have a lot of traffic jam here in Bangkok.
Can anyone advise ?, thanks.
December 16, 2010, 8:46 am
Well I prefer manual as I have better control over the engines power and acceleration.
December 16, 2010, 9:24 am
same as above for me, i also like the feeling of being incharge of my car and can feel the power...this is more important in current times with all the bad weather (snow), to me anyways....
December 16, 2010, 2:08 pm
I think manual its better as you have control over revs needed for over taking, much needed on a 1.4 ha. We get our fair share of traffic jams but not as bad as Thailand.
December 16, 2010, 5:27 pm
personally autos are unreliable boxes and easy to break other than that i want to control the engines power and rpm autos just dont allow you to do that ive always wondered why americans etc insist on autos to be honest ive driven a few and hated it
December 18, 2010, 11:53 am
It also gives you something to do with your left foot
December 19, 2010, 11:05 pm
as others have said, i prefer the control you have over a manual. @artscot, i always wondered why americans always drive auto's, i think its because their roads are larger and alot straigter than uk roads
December 20, 2010, 6:41 pm
Could also have something to do with the fact that our petrol is probably the most expensive in the world............and auto transmissions gobble up the fuel.
December 31, 2010, 10:43 pm
All of the above for me! I just prefer to have every ounce of control over the car!
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