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Jen McCaffery is an associate editor for Reader’s Digest. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Prevention, Rhode Island Monthly, and other publications and websites. When she’s not writing or editing, she’s growing veggies or trying to figure out the way home from assorted trails.

Why Do Americans Drive Automatic—But Most of Europe Drives Manual?

Fewer Americans are learning to drive stick shifts, but Europeans prefer them. These are the reasons why.