I plan on learning to drive in the new year. Which should I learn? I've tried both and basically know the automatic. Manual I'm still having trouble with the clutch coordination. I've had a lot of mixed opinions some saying, 'learn automatic, manual is going extinct!' others, 'Learn manual first then you can drive both!'. I feel like it is going to take me a long time with the clutch if I even get it at all, but I do like the idea of being able to drive all gearboxes.
Persist! Manual may be hard but it’s better in the long run!
I'd say manual, as then you're covered on all bases, e.g. driving someone else's car.
Manual, no point in limiting yourself to auto only
Manual, so then you can drive auto anyway...
learn manual, and you can drive manual and automatic. learn automatic only, and you can drive automatic only.
Bear in mind that if you pass your test in an automatic and then want to start driving manuals, you'll need to pass another driving test...
As a new driver Im assuming your youngish. Manual cars and much much cheaper to buy and repair.
Learn manual - Clutch control takes some time to learn, but once you've got the clutch and gears mastered you should do reasonably well - Since not many people choose to learn automatic, anyone who does risks being fleeced by just about everyone! Before I found a driving school that was right for me, I found that automatic driving schools would charge nearly twice as much for the same amount of time you'd get in a manual lesson.