First let us understand what is manual and automatic transmission in cars.
In manual transmission cars, the speed of car is changed by the person driving the car by changing the gear in which he is driving the car.
The higher the gear the higher the speed of car.
In automatic transmission cars, gear changing part which is done by humans is not present, hence, the car gains speed only when you press the acceleration pedal. Here there is no need of changing gears by humans. It happens automatically.
Some of the advantages of automatic transmission over manual transmission are:
- Driver is at ease of driving
- Driver has more comfort
- Easy to learn driving
- Less maintainance
But in manual transmission cars:
1. Driver have better control over the car then in automatic one.
2. In automatic transmission car there is a component called torque convertor which is used to drive the car. But it runs even when car is not in motion and hence burns extra fuel. Since, manual cars do not have such a component in its system hence they burn less fuel then automatic cars and have more mileage.
3. Manual cars are easy to use in traffic roads.
Main disadvantage of manual cars is they are difficult to learn and operating is difficult.