But guess what? The manual transmission is outdated technology and there are better things out there. It's time to get over it and say bye bye.
Before I get yelled at by all of you, I want to say that we're not too different. I love a good manual gearbox. If a car has one, I'm instantly more interested in it. And let me tell you, nailing a perfectly rev matched downshift instantly makes me smile. I'm absolutely for putting manual transmissions in everything.
Sorry, but this guy's a walking contradiction...if want to drive an automatic, fine, I can appreciate that...but at least give me the option to get the old, slow manual transmission. If the only goal is to get from point A to point B the absolute fastest you really should be on a two-wheel machine or better yet a jet-pack.