My wife has been an ardent opponent of the manual transmission and I had decided to not look at cars with one so that she’d be able to drive my car to work when I take her car to the mechanic’s.
This weekend when discussing a Mazda 5 I told her I had seen a nice one but it had a manual transmission and so I hadn’t really looked into it. She asked me why and I explained the above. Shockingly she responded that she would be, “Ok ... I guess” with a manual transmission. She went on to tell me she could drive one but not well and she feels it’d be a good skill for our daughter to learn.
Hells yeah! Manual wagon here I come!