One of the main reasons stated by someone who buy a manual transmission is "I can do with it what I want when I want" (speaking, of course, of gear shifting). And a lot say "MT is for those who know how to change gears and use a clutch". I don't understand then why someone would be looking for HSA in a MT car ? If someone doesn't know how to do a stop-and-go on a hill (steep or not), well, I say to him to better get an automatic. There are two ways to do it:
- either using only the brake pedal or
- using the hand brake
The first needs knowledge and synchronisation, the second is for the beginers but a good method too. So, why do you really need HSA in a MT car ? Just asking.
P.S. I drove all my life MT, this car is my first automatic and yes, in Montreal we have some steep slopes/hills.