This is a sample size of ten, so hardly representative, but:
5 of my students probably don’t know or care what a manual transmission is.
4 think they’re totally badass.
The odd one out...is being forced to learn, and her parents just encouraged me to let her try the Fiat. She has secretly told me that she wants to know how to drive one but it sounds like she and Dad aren’t on the same page with his teaching skills.
Also, while we’re on the math topic, our timing and scoring judge today thinks 2+6=9, so we’re appealing some penalties.