Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer View Post
Not because they can't or won't, but because it isn't important to them.
I agree.

The automatic vs manual transmission argument leaves out the third preference, "neither".

My daughter is 23, an engineer, and she is a car companies worst nightmare, her preference is not to drive at all. Her bicycle has replaced 99% of her need for an auto, the rest is done with a taxi or a rental.

I share her preference, in time her practice I hope.