Should I Get a Mitsubishi with a Manual Transmission?
Benefits of Driving a Manual Mitsubishi Vehicle
Are you on the hunt for a new Mitsubishi vehicle? Then you have come to the right place! Here at Brooklyn Mitsubishi, we offer an extensive selection of new vehicles that include the Mirage, Mirage G4, Outlander, Outlander Sport, the all-new Outlander PHEV, and the all-new Eclipse Cross. When you purchase a new Mitsubishi vehicle, you have many options to choose from such as the color and technology features – and in some models, engines and transmissions. Some of our customers struggle with deciding if they should go with a manual transmission, and we are here to share our thoughts.
Is it More Fun to Drive a Stick Shift?
Many drivers swear that driving a vehicle outfitted with a manual transmission is much more fun because they are in control and typically get to enjoy a sportier driving experience. They also say that they feel safer because they can’t deal with distractions like phone usage or eating while driving a stick. And you will never need to worry about your elbow hitting the shifting mechanism and sending it into a different gear (which can happen if you have a straight-style automatic shifter located in the center console of your vehicle)!
Another thing to consider with the fun factor is that many vintage vehicles are outfitted with a manual transmission, so if you know how to work the stick shift, you will have lots of fun in an amazing car from yesteryear (like one of the original Mitsubishi Eclipse models)!
Can You Save on Gas by Driving a Mitsubishi with a Manual Transmission?
While many vehicles outfitted with manual transmissions typically outperform their automatic siblings when it comes to fuel economy, the manual Mitsubishi models offer fewer miles – but the difference is extremely minimal. A manual 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage averages a combined fuel economy of 36 mpg, while automatic models reach 39 mpg.
Protect Your Mitsubishi from Theft with a Manual Transmission!
One of the best things about outfitting your Mitsubishi with a manual transmission is that fewer people know how to drive it – so it will be less likely to get stolen! We can’t tell you how many times we have read articles where thieves have attempted to steal a car and gave up because it had a stick shift. And if you have a teenager at home, they will be less likely to sneak your Mitsubishi out for a joyride.
To learn more about Mitsubishi vehicles with automatic transmissions, please contact us or visit us here at Brooklyn Mitsubishi.