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Personal Narrative: The First Automobiles

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The first automobiles were on the road in the 1930’s. They all had some sort of manual transmission. The first automatic transmission came out in 1940, but wasn’t seen in many vehicles until later because of the impact of World War II had on the automotive industry. Automatic transmissions have become popular because of how convenient they are. After driving a manual car for a few months now, I am living my dream. Although the experience is not quite as relaxing and luxurious as driving an automatic car, it can definitely get me where I need to go. It also adds some excitement, sometimes fun and sometimes scary, to my trip. If I had not been determined when I first tried to drive a manual, I would never have known how fun and rewarding it
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