There is such a thing as a semi-automatic shift where you can change gear but don't need a clutch. They have them on some of our City buses.<br />
I have never seen a car with a semi-automatic shift though.
You are stupid
Can drive an automatic like a manual if know how. just have to get the revs right.<br />
A lot of buses are semi automatic.<br />
There are some cars where you can engage the manual gear even if it is an automatic car. Look around ... these are probably in the high end cars. I know a Toyota Harrier and a Honda CRV both have this function.
My manager drives an Audi Q5 with tiptronic. He knows I'm a rally co-pilot so he often asks me to be his chauffeur on business trips. <br />
That car has a switch where you can switch gears with a flipswitch on the steering wheel. The automatic still gears up but it's the driver who chooses when to do so. Best of both worlds.<br />
But it also makes you wonder why you'd gear manually when a car has 8 gears, an overdrive and double sync automatic transmission. Too much effort. Modern sport mode does it better than I ever could.<br />
To conclude, the best transmission is a Van Dooren, found in oldtimer Daf and Volvo 66 models.
Transmissions are expensive.
Because they would cost about 2000€ more.
There are. You push a button and it will change over.
Yes, there are cars with both.... But really they still have an automatic clutch( and gearbox) ... The driver just gets to chose the gear if they switch the shifter to one side.
because the gear boxes are different<br />
You can get those semi automatic gear boxes that allow you to pretend shift change
That's called tiptronic. Available as an option or standard for some Lexus models.
So that's not tiptronic. A car with tiptronic transmission looks like a regular car with a stickshift but you can drive it just like an automatic car :)
Because you have to choose a side! gawd! 8-)