From Car Talk's very own website (red text on web page has links to great detail):
"Why You Should Learn to Drive Stick:
Since more than nine out of ten new cars are sold with an automatic transmission, you may think you can survive without knowing how to drive stick. And you might be right.
In our humble opinion, though, learning how to drive stick is one of those time-honored skills that just might save the day, some day. Like when you need to borrow a car to get someone to the emergency room. Knowing how to drive stick could also get you out of a sticky situation. Like fleeing the scene in a "borrowed" getaway car."
Cheers, survivalistos, from Hwin
Edited by Hwin Chester on Sep 1, 2013 1:11 PM