Fewer people are driving cars with a manual transmission on the roads, opting for the easier to use automatic option. While this makes sense for the kind of everyday journeys that most drivers make, for logistical driving an automatic is not necessarily the best choice.
Driving a car that is a manual can help improve gas consumption, this is due to the fact the driver can manually change gears as he or she feels the engine needs to, which is a smoother way of shifting gear than letting a machine try to work out when it’s best. On long transportation trips, this can have a big impact on the amount of fuel that’s used.
There’s also the fact that some people just prefer the more tactile feel of a manual transmission. With it arguably offering a more enjoyable experience on the road. If you are looking for that kind of thing.