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Re: Back in a Manual and It Feels SO GOOD!

Postby theholycow » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:53 pm

Oh yeah, there's no question that total demand is higher for automatics, but the supply:demand ratio is worse for manuals.

Also, I'm pretty sure automatics do indeed deliver much better profit margin. Economy of scale most likely makes automatics cheaper to build; it certainly makes them much cheaper to support (i.e. warranty claims)...yet they usually cost more.
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Re: Back in a Manual and It Feels SO GOOD!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:00 pm

theholycow wrote:Oh yeah, there's no question that total demand is higher for automatics, but the supply:demand ratio is worse for manuals.

Also, I'm pretty sure automatics do indeed deliver much better profit margin. Economy of scale most likely makes automatics cheaper to build; it certainly makes them much cheaper to support (i.e. warranty claims)...yet they usually cost more.

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