Odds and Ends
Knights of old
26 1, 8:16pm
"The vast majority of European market cars are sold with manual transmissions"
That *used* to be true; I still remember the times when the ballpark figures were summarized as "USA is 90% automatic, Germany 90% manual". Nowadays, after automatic gearboxes *really* became more fuel-saving than the average driver, half of the new cars sold and one third of those currently registered in Germany are automatic. Still a costly extra, though.