From the WSJ:

Faith Bottum writes of a few reasons to commend a stick shift (“The Dying Art of Driving a Stick Shift,” op-ed, March 28), such as lower cost and less theft, largely because there are few people left in North America who know how to operate one. I would emphasize the pure joy of the human-machine interface, where driver and vehicle become one. There is a magic and satisfaction with a perfect shift.

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