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3 Reasons Why Manual Drivers Think They Are Better Than Automatic Drivers



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Who said driving a machine like car is easy? Be it manual or automatic, you need to master the craft. There are people who can drive the automatic transmission but can’t drive the manual transmission. On the other hand, there are people who are used to manual and can’t easily drive an automatic transmission.

A lot of people have their taste when it comes to transmission type; different strokes for different folks. Be it manual or automatic, learning how to drive isn’t an easy task. It’s not a ‘one-day’ process. It requires time, energy, money consistency etc.

We would often hear and see people argue that manual drivers are better drivers than the automatic drivers. Reaching a conclusion can be a tricky one because manual cars and automatic cars have their pros and cons.

Are manual drivers better drivers than the automatic drivers? You’ll have to decide at the end of this post. Here are some reasons why many people think manual drivers are better drivers.

1. Better Handling:
A manual driver is more calculative than the automatic driver. He’s more aware of how best to handle a car. He has a better understanding of car dynamics, braking and acceleration. He knows how best to manipulate the gear and how to perform a good clutch engagement. He’s more careful to drive well

2. Pays Better Attention/cautious drivers:
Who pays better attention other than a manual driver? Even though automatic drivers pay attention, it’s not as much as manual drivers. The manual driver is very sensitive and easily take notice of things going on . They have superb mental alertness.

3. Manual drivers are good learners:
The manual drivers have stronger connection with their car. Manual drivers are never bored of driving; they are enthusiastic about driving and better driving tips.They keep learning to keep afloat. They keep learning to make better gear transitions etc.

The above are their major reasons why they think manual drivers are better than automatic drivers.

Between manual and automatic drivers, who do you think are better drivers?
It’s best you answer it yourself.

Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.