I'm off to see the new Fast and the Furious movie tonight. I don't expect an amazingly fantastic piece of filmmaking; however I do expect to see lots of gear shifting. Case in point:
That video makes me a little self conscious about my own gear shifting... but that aside, I have to say I have always preferred manual transmission to automatic. Sadly, the days of a traditional manual transmission are fading fast... the newest "manual" vehicles have no clutch and just use little paddles on the steering wheel to shift, which hardly counts as manual if you ask me! I'm going to be one of those curmudgeony old men who longs for the days of an actual gear shifter.
What's your preference, manual or automatic?