• fb_100000975824039 avatar fb_100000975824039 Posted: 7/11/2011 3:25pm PDT

    I have driven a stick all my driving career (30 years) currently driving an '09 Hyundai Sonata, after a string of Subarus.

    You have much better control in the car as well as better brake wear, downshifting in snow, as well as better mileage and lower initial cost. Even my 88 year old mother drives stick (05 Honda Civic).

    Unfortunatly, if a manufacturer does offer a stick, it is only offered on base models.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 7/11/2011 10:41am PDT

    *"I like manual transmissions better than automatic transmissions because I like to drive rather than be driven"


  • fb_100002320805019 avatar Bryan Posted: 7/11/2011 7:45am PDT

    Great job, Hagerty Insurance! Let's be apart of helping manual transmissions to remain an integral part of owning and operating automobiles, they are a job beyond compare to drive. A new car that is said to have a nice shifter is the Mazda 2, BTW. Enjoy and great jobs, everyone!

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 7/11/2011 10:34am PDT

    Bryan, I couldn't agree more, and go out of my way to train drivers how to row their own gears. I know a dual-clutch gearbox is "better", but it's nowhere near as satisfying.