Which Is Easier: Stick Shift or Automatic?

This or that? Stick or automatic which is best for beginner drivers.

Getting behind the wheel for the first time can be unnerving for students and parents.

Before you get behind the wheel, there’s the great debate: which is easier, automatic or stick?

A drivers’ ed teacher told Fox 15 automatic is easier for beginners. We’re told dealing with extra moments in traffic can be tricky.

A seasoned driver who learned stick shift first agrees.

“Automatics because it’s convenience. I learned how to drive a manual four-speed. Stick shift was cool!” Mike Laubach said.

We want to know what you prefer — manual or automatic? Let us know on our Fox 15 Facebook page!

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