Is it ad­vis­able to con­vert an au­to­matic car to man­ual?

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - DN2 -

Hi,

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?

Wil­shere

Hi Wil­shere,

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...

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