January 2, 2019

Automatic vs Manual Cars: Which is Better?

Before choosing your next car, check out the pros and cons of manual and automatic to make the best decision.

A manual car has a gear system that you operate yourself by moving the gear stick and pressing down the clutch pedal. The majority of vehicles driven in the UK are manual.

An automatic car changes gears for you automatically in relation to the speed you’re travelling and doesn’t have a clutch pedal.




  • Easier to drive: Convenience. They’re simple to operate as there’s no clutch to control.
  • Smoother ride


  • Expensive
  • Boring to drive



  • Greater control
  • Cheaper to maintain because they have a less complex design than automatics.


  • Leg ache
  • Not as safe

It’s your choice! If you’re passionate about driving, you’ll want to take full control, and the best way to do this is still with a manual gearbox and clutch.

Safe driving, from Britannia!