Originally Posted by ASPEC135i
Can't believe no one has ever mentioned this in other MT vs AT threads:
With MT, you're not able to hold your girl's hands for an extended period of time while driving!
... did that all the time in my previous AT car and took it for granted.
My GF loves to do this. I just put her hand on the shift knob and put my hand over hers. I told her she is going to have to do the driving if we ever travel to England and rent a car with a manual transmission. She's got a lot of experience in left-hand-shifing.
I won't argue that it wouldn't be easier to do the above with an automatic. And a short-shifter or short shift knob is a must!