"All you are missing is the pedal activation of the clutch"
Oh no, it's much more than that, and the fact that you say that demonstrates to me at least that, perhaps, you do not get what we are talking about, the enjoyment of the total mechanical interaction of driving a manual transmission car, the hands on, mind active, process.
Lol, would you want an automatic horse to ride? Most likely not for sure. It's the interaction of the ride, the horse reacting to you, your physical and verbal input, and the feeling through your "seat of the pants" of this real time interaction, a bonding of movements and reactions between you and the "vehicle", so to speak. That's the interaction people really like about riding a horse, and sort of the same as the enjoyment we get interacting with the vehicle when driving our style of car.
You might be happiest with an automatic driverless car.
BTW, have to laugh, as I remember my mother mentioning one day that when as child she rode her horse to school or to town in North Dakota, she could just say home or town, nudge the horse to start in that direction, and the horse would take her there with no additional direction or interaction. A "driverless" vehicle! Maybe your kind of horse.
But, as usual, peace.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 04-07-2019 at 10:54 AM.