Originally Posted by Ernest
An MT is really only for performance or racing in passenger cars (trucks are different). AT is really for DD, comfort, etc. There are more of the latter because the majority of people use their car for DD. While sports car enthusiasts are prevalent, its nothing compared to overall car sales.
If MPG was better with AT, Europe would have far more ATs. MT gets better MPG and gas is expensive over there.
Yes. Dual clutch dsg's found in the highest of high performance cars were made for a comfortable DD.
Your generalizations are pretty skewed, and not entirely accurate.