I've driven a stick shift for 40 years, most of it in Los Angeles and Washington DC traffic, and I'm tired of it. My left leg is probably 10 percent stronger than my right leg from constantly pushing in the clutch pedal. I'm looking forward to driving an automatic, but my current car just won't die -- 152,000 miles and still on the original clutch!You are kidding .. stick shift is the ONLY way to drive!
My current camery is the first automatic I've ever owned (as well as the first with automatic windows and locks). I tried to buy a standard transmission, but there were only a couple in the entire state and I gave up on trying to make a deal for a car that was 200 klicks away from me. Sadly, I gave my old corolla to my mother, who promptly wrecked it when a deer jumped in front of her. The police did end up with a six point buck though, so there was a positive.I half forgot that US cars are often automatics.