Is it advisable to convert an automatic car to manual?
I own an automatic 2008 Toyota Vitz that is still in very good condition, although I have always longed to own a manual transmission vehicle. Is it advisable to have it changed from automatic to manual or should I just buy an already configured manual transmission car?
This is where you break out the calculator app on your phone and get a pen and piece of paper. Draw a chart with two columns in it. In one column, sum up the total cost of replacing the automatic transmission in your car with a manual one. Factor in the sale of the autobox, if you will. In the other column, sum up the total cost of replacing the entire vehicle with a different one.
Look at the two numbers at the bottom of both columns. One number looks less fearsome than the other. Go with the more appealing column...