Why are manuals cheaper than automatics?

because they are harder to drive less people want them since the demand is lower the cost has to be lower

#EditedByAnotherUser : Also, it depends on the location. US have more auto cars whereas France for example has more manual cars, so the price vary. Manual cars take less gas than auto, and if you analyze correctly, you'll notice manual cars are faster than auto (when using same model of cars and same engine. For example, take 2 Kia Spectra, same year, same engine, one auto, and one manual: the manual one accelerates and goes faster than the auto.)