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Old 07-21-2012, 05:24 PM   #1347
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Originally Posted by RonMaiden View Post
Driving a manual is a dying art as many young people I know couldn't drive a stick to save their lives.
I think there are 3 reasons people choose manuals. Sporting intentions, lower initial cost, and higher fuel economy. Higher fuel economy is probably the primary reason why a third of all cars sold in 1980 had a stick. But with todays automatics, manuals have lost that 3rd advantage. And in some cars, like the Focus Titanium, the 2nd advantage is gone too (they cost the same).
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