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I have changed my mind, under indian condition automatic is the best, in india every step to have to change the gear
that is not fun.
Dr. K.Pandey on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 3:22:45 PM
I think Automatic transmission is more successful on indian roads...I do not agree that it affects engine performance,,,,however affects car mileage and is more expensive.
singh on Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:40:05 PM
In my opinion, we Indians are more cost sensitive than car buyers in any other developed country...so we prefer manual transmission as it is cheaper and require low maintenance as compare to automatic transmission. As car makers want to reach more and more people they try to keep cost as low as possible... so almost all low cost cars in the range of upto 7 lakhs come with a manual transmission option.
However, the trend is changing in India and more and more buyers are now opting for Automatic transmission. And the good news is some car makers have started providing Automatic transmission even in small cars like Hyundai i10 and Hyundai i20.
sachin on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5:22:16 PM
Ravi, I agree with your question in UAE, maximum number of cars got auto transmission and with heavy traffic, even more then Delhi then why Car companies not try to create need in Indian market? Even, i am unable to drive manual giar car in Delhi and auto transmission choice is limited and very expansive. Vinay
Vinay on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12:17:10 PM
if you feel more traffic in india.i am in uae,it is more traffic even though all uae even smallcars have automatic .since from 2006 in uae have 99% automatic cars.because in traffic if u have automatic is good to drive.
ravi on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 4:35:42 PM
Hi Ravi, Automatic Transmission is not suitable for India roads because it effects the engine performance and also it offers less mileage in comparison with manual gear level. Moreover on our Indian roads the traffic is more. Thank You
dinesh on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 2:19:22 PM