There is a saying that a person cannot be called a proper driver unless he knows how to drive a manual car. The reason behind is that usually manual cars require a bit more physical and mental strength. This is because you have to shift the gear at the right time while keeping your focus on the road.
This is quite an easy job to do once you become fluent with the mechanism of a manual transmission. Today we’ll give you five reasons to choose a manual car over an automatic when it comes to learning to drive.
1) Better learning skills:
Manual cars take a bit longer when it comes to learning a car to drive. Hence, by the time people are smooth enough with their feet, their grip over the wheel increases as well. This way, they feel a lot more comfortable when they start driving on a proper road.
On the other hand, people feel a lot more confident (basically over confident) while learning to drive an automatic this is because there’s nothing much to learn about when it comes to mechanics of the car in an automatic transmission and they feel like a king of the streets while driving in an empty plot. Therefore, they realise that there is more in a car than just accelerating and braking when they start driving on a busy street. This step can also shatter some people’s confidence and a small accident may traumatise them for a long time.
2) Vehicle availability:
Demand for manual cars is diminishing and, therefore, the supply for these cars is raising and so the availability. Hence, you can find a manual car relatively easily compared to an automatic. Moreover, people are shifting to automatic exponentially hence you can even find a great deal of higher end manual cars in cheap price.
3) Affordable prices:
Well, this is quite obvious because when the demand decreases and the supply increases, the prices go down automatically; basic economics. Moreover, you wouldn’t want to spend fortunes on a car whose probability of getting into an accident is way higher than usual. If you are considering to let your kid learn to drive on your brand, new shiny automatic car, better to invest a little in a manual where your kid will feel like a racer and it won’t be a costly experience, as well.
4) Cheap maintenance:
You’ve got to look into the probabilities… After all, the chances of getting your car in an accident are way higher when you are in a learning phase. God forbid, if you totaled your Prius, it’ll be a nightmare. Even getting back on a driving seat will be hard for you. However, getting your small, old, manual hatchback wouldn’t cost you much.
5) Fuel economy:
Few years earlier, you didn’t have to worry about the fuel your ride is consuming but these days, oil prices are skyrocketing and you don’t really want to waste so much fuel just for learning a car. Manual cars always have much better fuel economy compared to their counterparts.
If you want professional Driving Lessons in Sydney, don’t forget to call Learner Drivers at 0400 399 682 and let us help you drive on your choice of vehicle, be it manual or automatic.