Originally Posted by Z K
I'd think automatic is much better in hilly conditions. I've had to go up steep 40+% inclines in bumper to bumper city traffic - it really sucks. If your car doesn't have hill start assist, some combination of these 3 things happen.
1. You stall the car
2. You burn the clutch
3. You slide into the car behind you
As someone who drives MTs exclusively (and long before "hill assist" was available)..what you describe here are non-issues to experienced MT drivers.
This is an indication of someone who is a novice.