I’ll admit I’ve never driven or learned how to drive manual but it bothers me how companies make weird decisions with transmissions sometimes. Here are some examples
The civic Si is a car I’ve always been interested in but I don’t want to learn stick. I understand the purist perspective but let’s be real this is a civic not a Porsche Cayman gt4, a raw purpose built and purist oriented sports car. With all due respect, it seems kinda pretentious that the car only comes in stick. Does anyone know the reason the Si or type R aren’t offered in stick?
There are so many other good fun cars that come in automatic. The wrx, automatic. Lancer evolution, automatic. All bmw M cars, automatic. Even the brz/86 and Miatas come in automatic, although those bother me too and that leads me to another weird decision
Sometimes if a purist type car is offered in automatic, they screw it up by making it slower. The Miata is over half a second a slower in automatic and the brz and 86 are about a second and a half slower in automatic! I can’t think of any rational explanation it almost seems like you’re being punished for buying it in automatic which is ridiculous because it’s 2020