How are manual cars better than automatic cars?

Manual cars are more popular in the UK and Europe than in the US, where the Automatic car is preferred. The answer to which is better is largely down to personal choice, since as years of research and progression in technology makes the Automatic car a very worthy alternative. Some people believe that the choice of when to change gear aids the driver in certain situations, such as pulling away in snow and ice and driving up or down steep hills, but if the Automatic car is a new model there should not be a problem with this. It is true to say however that an Automatic gearbox will cost more to fix than a Manual.