Standards give you more control over shifting, with extremely useful benefits:
Don't know how to drive stick? It just takes an afternoon in a parking lot....
- Coasting -- don't have a hybrid car? Coast in neutral down a hill to save gas.
- Acceleration needed now! -- shift immediately your power band (instead of car figuring out your intentions).
- Decelerate without braking -- Cops peg some car out of a bunch speeding, everyone slows down; only you downshifted to slow down, so the cop nails the obvious
guilty party who had their brake lights on the longest.
I actually learned to drive using a manual. I like the control it gives me, and have had only manuals since I started driving. However, once in a while when stopped in traffic and I have to do all that work to move up 6 feet, it gets a little old. - Nathan
I believe in Militant Anti-Commute-ism. Too bad Rick "The Isolationist" Rovegno doesn't understand the economics of public rail transport.
"Too bad Rick "The Isolationist" Rovegno"
I was a Cumberland county employee for many years. He's a douche bag (I have talked to him many times)...and his stance on the light rail is the most ridiculous thing in the world. I would vote for Idi Amin over that jackass...and I do vote against him every chance I get. - Nathan