Just think of when automatic transmissions came to american cars years and years ago. With names like powerglide etc, push button trannies and what not.
This was considered aluxury item.
As we all know, most vehicles in europe do not have the same luxuries we consider standard equipment here in the states.
Leather is an option in europe, but not usually on luxury cars here in the states. you either get it with leather or you don't get it at all.
I personally love a manual transmission, but when you have to sit in stop start traffic most of yoru day, you will then really appreciate the efforlessness of dricing an auto tranny car.
I love shifting gears, I just hating doing it in stop start traffic.
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