When buying a new or used car, one of your biggest decisions may be whether to get an automatic or a manual transmission. Each has its pros and cons, but which is right for you? Here we’ll discuss a couple of reasons why you should consider buying a manual transmission for your next car.
- Manual transmissions get better gas mileage. According to an article by Consumer Reports, a stick shift can improve gas mileage by a notable 2 to 5 mpg, compared to an automatic transmission. That means, on average, you can drive on an extra gallon of gas per tank for the same price as a full tank of gas with an automatic!
- Manual transmissions cost less. The average manual transmission is $800 to $1500 less to purchase.
- Manual transmissions are more engaging. True drivers love the feel of “driving” their car. Having control of your shifts gives you that true driving experience. Driving a manual transmission also takes more focus, which can be beneficial if you are trying to rid yourself of the dangerous habit of texting while driving.
There are many other reasons why a manual transmission is more beneficial than an automatic transmission. Come in to MyCarman to find a pre owned luxury car with a manual transmission that is right for you. Contact us to find out more about our inventory and financing options.