Originally Posted by OilPatch
I must say the numbers on the discrepancy of 6mt/DCT between US/Can and RoW is quite surprising. Granted about the only thing I know about European drivers is top gear and they always talk about a proper transmission being manual and how they hate the "flappy paddle" gear box.
A quick look gives:
84% of cars in the UK are MT
7% of cars in the USA are MT
The UK has such a strong history of buying performance cars with MTs
that it makes the figures for the E92 LCi ROW RHD of 300 MTs against 3716 DCT look mental.