Hello all. I tried the search function here but most likely didn't use the correct terminology.
I just purchased my first Soul, a 2012 +. It has the choice of either the automatic transmission and also sliding the shifter over in drive to manually change the gears. First, what is the correct terminology for this style of transmission?
This is the first car I owned, or even drove for that matter, that has this style of transmission. It seems like a cool idea, but what is the main marketing for this style? I'm also curious to hear how you all prefer to drive yours - full automatic or manual. Do you find mpg better for one over the other? When I think manual transmission I think stick shift and clutch, but this is cool too.