What’s better for long car journeys?
Many drivers would agree that long car journeys are much easier and less stressful with an automatic. You don’t have to worry about changing gears so your legs are less likely to get tired. But, more than that, it also means if you’re stopping and starting often or find yourself on lots of winding roads, you won’t have to keep changing gear – the automatic will do it all for you. And it will do it smoothly. So you can just sit back and relax.
Which option offers a smoother ride?
Typically, an automatic will offer the best ride. That’s not to say a manual can’t offer a smooth ride, it’s just that you have more to consider in order to make it happen. You have to think about when’s the best time to change gears, whereas with an automatic, it’s all done for you.
Which has a better performance?
Previously you’d likely have been told that manual had a better overall performance but, thanks to advancements in technology, the automatic gearbox has caught up. Nowadays you’ll find that there’s really very little difference in performance.