Essay Manual vs Automatic Transmission

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Manual vs. Automatic Transmission You want to get a new car, but you are not sure whether to get one with an automatic transmission or one with a manual transmission. Well read on and perhaps this essay will help you out with your decision. Cars have played a big role in my life. When I was a little kid my dad and I used to work on his 197? Ford Granada. Every time something would go wrong with the car he would ask me to help him fix it. Not because I knew much about cars, because I didn't know anything about the subject, but because he wanted me to learn about cars and spend some time with me. Or maybe he just didn't want me to get ripped off at a garage when something went wrong with my car. Either way, we spent a lot of time…show more content…
Automatic transmissions, however, do not have this problem; they do not roll back on hills. A benefit of manual transmissions is acceleration. Cars with manual transmissions accelerate more rapidly and evenly than automatic transmissions, if you know exactly when to shift. Automatic transmissions accelerate a little slower. One very important con on automatic transmissions is that it gives much lesser mileage. Manual transmissions do not use any power from the engine to change gears, because you do that your self, thus saving you money. Another advantage on a car with a manual transmission is that, if your battery dies, you do not need jumper cables and an additional car. All you have to do to start up a car, with a manual transmission and a battery failure, is to push it to a reasonable speed (walking speed) and then jump in and start the vehicle. The manual gearbox just gives you a lot more control over your car. Like safermotoring.co.uk says, on one of their reports, "Many veteran drivers who have experience of both types of transmission systems insist that a vehicle with a manual gearbox is safer because it gives them more control." I mean I don't know about you, but for me the more control I have over my car the better. Another con on automatic transmissions is that they are just boring to drive. I may be a little bias, because of the simple fact that I like manual transmissions a lot better than automatics, but statistics never lie. As you can
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