Three pedals good, two pedals bad?
So we opted for an automatic Swift Sport in place of my manualequipped former long termer, which to most car enthusiasts probably sounds like a backward step. Is it though? Despite there being no third pedal to interact with, the auto’s shift paddles are a neat consolation. It’s also shorter-geared in first and second so that should counter the 20 kilos of extra mass the automatic has to lug around, and its taller gearing in fifth and sixth makes it much less buzzy at highway speed. That’s not a bad trade-off.