How many people drive manual transmission cars in Europe?
Almost anyone does. Automatic transmission is only used by people who cannot drive a manual. Recent luxury cars and buses also use automatic transmission.
Remember when you take your driver's exam with an automatic car, you will not be allowed to drive a manual. Given manual is the standard that is kind of a problem...
Anyone can drive a manual, its just that automatics are much easier to drive and preferred by the majority of people for an everyday car. Therefore most people have never learned to drive manual cars since it is not necessary. Sports cars are really the only cars that have a manual transmission option.
In a 1986 Ford Ranger : Depending on how it is equipped : You could have the : Mitsubishi FM145 , 5 speed manual transmission ( 4X4 ) transmission code " D " Toyo Koygo , 4 speed manual transmission , rear wheel drive transmission code " X " Toyo Koygo , 5 speed manual transmission , rear wheel drive and 4X4 , transmission code " 5 "