The manual gearbox looks as though it could become extinct as more drivers today are finding it too difficult to use and they don’t think that its practical when driving on roads that are congested.
Of course there are some enthusiasts that want the stick shift to remain alive and kicking as they are fun to drive and vehicles with manual do make for a more engaging drive. These people argue that manuals are better than automatics as the drive is a more thrilling one.
Many people don’t know that when driving a stick shift you are more protected from theft. Younger drivers have no idea how the manual works and there is less chance of the manual being stolen.
In Chicago a manual vehicle was hijacked but as soon as the culprit found out that the car was a manual they ditched it as they didn’t know how to drive it.