How to Decide Between Manual Vs. Automatic

manual transmissionCars with manual transmissions—the fearsome “stick shift”—get a bad rap. But once you learn to drive one, there are plenty of advantages to a manual transmission—just as automatic transmissions have their pros and cons. Here’s a rundown of how to decide between manual vs. automatic.

Automatic cars are easy. You brake to put the car into drive or park, and the car shifts to the right gear for you as you speed up. It’s convenient and lets you keep your full attention on your surroundings. However, automatic cars are more expensive than manual cars, and their fuel economy and acceleration tend to be worse.

automatic transmissionSo while you get more bang for your buck with a manual, there are also plenty of drawbacks. Most cars are automatic, so your choices for a manual are limited, and they can be difficult to handle, especially in dense stop-and-go traffic that requires a lot of shifting. Plus, since most people aren’t looking to buy manual, you might have trouble reselling it.

If you have the time to develop the skill, manual could be a better, cheaper option for you, but automatics are great too! It all depends on your preference.

Nissan Announced as Official Automotive Partner of Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project, which has provided support to injured soldiers and their families for over a decade, announced on Monday, June 22nd that Nissan will be the WWP’s official automotive partner.

Nissan and the Wounded Warrior Project have a history of collaborating with each other, including the #WithDad campaign on YouTube, for which Nissan donated $1 million in support of the WWP, and the “Project Titan” short film, which followed the adventures of two wounded veterans through Alaska in a modified Nissan Titan truck.

2015 Nissan Titan
2015 Nissan Titan

Now that Nissan is the official Automotive Partner of Wounded Warrior Project, Nissan dealers across the US will take part in raising money and awareness about the Wounded Warrior Project. The dealer that raises the most money will be invited as Nissan’s guest to the annual Courage Awards and Benefits Dinner.

Nissan executive Fred Diaz promised that 100% of the money raised will be given to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Blackburn Nissan is thrilled to be part of a company so dedicated to serving the needs of our nation’s heroes, and we can’t wait to see how this partnership progresses.