Stick shift driving, manual, whatever you want to call it is by far better than auto. Why get in a car in the first place if you aren’t going to do 100% of the driving?? Auto has always seemed a half-arsed attempt to me. You want to drive but then when you find it needs a bit of work, people go off the idea. No pain, no gain.
adamf73 has written 2 entries about this goal
Tried driving with an auto. Useless. Where are the controlled revs? You can’t spin tyres! Can’t drift!
I much prefer stick shift.