The Benefits of Driving a Stick Shift Automobile
Many Americans Have Never Driven One, But They Offer Better Mileage and Affordability
Are you in the market for getting a car? I want you to consider getting a car with a manual transmission. Only 18% of U.S. drivers can drive one. Only 1% of cars in the United States come with a stick shift today. 80% in Europe have a stick. Hey, there are a lot of benefits to driving a stick shift. Your car is less likely to get stolen. Thieves don't know how to drive stick shifts either.
You'll also be a safer driver. NIH (National Institute for Health) says that manual transmissions increase your attention on the road. That’s a big improvement in driving performance for teenage boys with ADHD. Cars with stick shifts, they're easier and cheaper to repair. They get better gas mileage too - 2 to 5 miles a gallon. And they're cheaper to buy because there's lower demand, about $1,000 less for a manual than an automatic transmission. And most importantly, stick shifts are a ton more fun to drive. Consider getting a stick shift for your next car.