Are you aware of how few manual transmission cars are on the road? Nancy explains which ones are available and the benefits of a stick shift!
How many people feel they can drive a stick shift after watching The Fast and The Furious? We don’t live a quarter-mile at a time, and you’re not Don Toretto, and I’m not Leddy. Now with the popularity of The Fast and Furious movie for the last 20 years, who would have thought manual transmission vehicles are increasingly less popular? Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center. I personally have never driven a vehicle with a stick shift and I’m not alone.
According to Green Car Reports, over 17 million new vehicles purchased in 2019, about 1.1% of them had manual transmissions. There is a decrease in sales for manual transmissions along with a notable increase in electrical vehicles. But consider benefits for driving that manual transmission. No distracted driver using the phone since concentration is needed for that clutch breaking gearshift. Drivers say it’s a fun experience to drive stick-shift, giving them control of the vehicle speed and the power on the shift, vroom vroom, along with the good fuel economy.
So options for 2020 vehicles available with manual transmissions are the Jeep, Subaru, BMW, Volkswagen, and Toyota, just to name a few. Fortunately for me, I am the other 99% of you, automatic drivers. Thank you for watching and don’t forget to check out our other videos, such as how to protect your vehicle from blowing smoke or your tires properly torqued. We bring you a new video every Wednesday at 12:30. For your vehicle’s needs, feel free to schedule your appointment online or give us a call at (609) 625-3286, as we are located at 5473 Somers Point Road in May’s Landing. Thank you.