Nugget of Knowledge: Manual transmission

Manual transmission vehicles account for 4 percent of sales

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Just 4 percent of cars sold in the United States today come with a manual transmission. In the rest of the world, though, it’s 80 percent.

The first automatic transmission came from General Motors in 1940.

Does a manual get better fuel economy? The experts say it depends on the model.

If you really like the act of driving, the stick shift wins out.

As far as price goes, manual transmission cars are less expensive, usually thousands of dollars cheaper.

In this country, though, our stop-and-go heavy traffic is easier to handle with an automatic transmission

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