Facts to Know Before You Buy: Automatic vs Manual Transmissions
There are a lot of facts you need to know before you buy your next pre-owned car, truck or SUV here at Kyle Chapman Motors in Buda, TX – and that includes the facts you need to know to decide whether an automatic transmission or a manual transmission is right for you. But, other than making your decision based on whether or not you know how to drive a manual transmission, how do you know which is right for you? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to help you figure out right here. So, just keep reading on and you’ll know whether you should be grabbing the stick to start shifting or if you should just let the vehicle handle all that itself.
As we alluded to in our introduction, there’s one really quick and easy way to decide which type of transmission is right for you. And that’s by answering one simple question – do you know how to drive a stick shift? If you don’t – and if you don’t have any desire to learn – then your decision is made for you and you need to make sure whatever pre-owned car, truck or SUV you purchase here at Kyle Chapman Motors in Buda, TX, features an automatic transmission. However, if you do know how to drive a stick shift – or if you’re interested and eager to learn how to do so – then you’ll have to find another way to make the decision. You used to be able to let gas mileage decide for you, as manual transmissions used to consistently use less gas than automatic transmissions, but that’s not always the case anymore. Instead, you’ll have to look at that on a model by model basis. You also used to be able to let cost decide for you, as vehicles equipped with a manual transmission used to cost less than those with an automatic transmission, but that’s also not always the case anymore.
If you need help figuring out what kind of transmission is right for you and your needs, feel free to reach out to our staff here at Kyle Chapman Motors in Buda, TX.
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