Same for me.... after 20 years of manualI thought there were less autos out there. Im happy with the automatic, I didnt really go looking for one, but i gave it a test drive and thought it worked very well.
Now i have the Auto, i wonder why i never bought one years ago..... Its not lazy driving!!, id say it was sensible,... every where i go i end up in a traffic jam, so it makes sense!
hahaha! in tokyo during the day time you could actually just have a car with one gear and you'd be alright. Did make me wonder why anyone wants to drive there when the public transport is so good and the roads are so congested! :crazy:Having driven manual MGf and Eunos around Tokyo, I know why they drive auto's! Amazing the speed range you can get in first and second and how long you can hold off stopping!
I had the same problem except that my wife refused to drive an automatic so I got a manual. I love it. Real responsive.I had no choice in the matter as my wife cant (re: WONT!) drive a manual! Besides I live in Gridlock town and am glad 90% of the time I have an Auto.
Most imports will be autos more than manuals as in japan 80% of the vehicles sold are automatics, there are a few exceptions of course and they mornally attract a premium price.