DRIVIN’….Sure, this is all true, but the real reason stick shifts are superior to automatics is that they keep you from yapping on your cell phone’s handset while driving around the city. Unless you have a major league death wish, of course.
Sigh. My current car is an automatic. First time ever. It might have been the right choice, but I miss shifting. My next car will either be a stick or an electric. It depends on whether fun or coolness wins out.