Battle between auto and manual transmission
DEBATE about the future of transmissions heats up online. Peter C: I get the way the industry has evolved and for the reasons. Still no better memories as a 15 year old being taught by my dad how to change gears with a roadranger. The good old days. Angelo V: These auto transmission are putting people behind the wheel that wouldn’t have got a job other wise, no wonder the job is turning s**t. Bradley B: Auto shift may be alright on the highway but after having 1 for 6 months hauling logs in steep undulating off road terrain they are absolutely useless. For what we do ya can’t beat a stick shift David D: After driving an auto for 12 months I say they can bang it, I’m finding it hard stay awake with an auto makes driving so boring and I’m doing local I’d refuse to drive an auto on the highway. Christopher B: From a fleet point of view its been proven through the telematics that as the percentage of time a driver spends in manual mode increases so does fuel consumption increase and average speed decreases against drivers who spend a high amount of time in auto. But hey, it’s more professional to rev the crap out of the motor and getting RSI of the thumb by pressing a button all day.
Transmissions may disappear from the driver’s environment.