joatmon wrote:While a manual tranny might offer some limited theft deterrent, there are other factors that make a manual tranny car more of a risk. Manual tranny drivers tend to treat every red light turning green as the lights on at a drag strip. There's also things like the manual tranny driver in front of me the other day, at a red light on a hill, didn't keep his foot on the brake and started rolling back at me. It probably all works out to be not worth differentiating, at least to the actuaries
You stop it with your serious answers....
Of course there are trade-offs to a manual, but since we're going there, you could make the argument that having to utilize a manual forces you to pay more attention to your actual driving. If nothing else, because you have one less hand to text with. lol Also, not everyone who drives a manual is in a stop light race. I feel more often than not, it's quite the opposite but even that's unfair since there are far more autos than manuals which means a higher number of idiot auto drivers simply by numbers. (That ricer in front of you was probably just manual shifting his Honda's auto.
) Besides, insurance companies offer discounts for far sillier things than driving a manual.