Why is an automatic transmission better than manual transmission?
It depends on the driver. All cars have their problems.regardless of make or model. Automatic transmissions are now very sophistocated pieces of machinery. Automatic transmissions, when serviced appropriately and driven correctly create better performance, gas milage and dependability. Be careful. Most dealerships (sales-people and service reps) will tell you incorect ways of driving and servicing transmissions (their way of working on a tranny is to pull it out and replace it with a factory remanufatured model). Find a good transmission shop, ask if there are any updates they can do (many transmissions have updates in the valve body that are inexpensive, yet greatly improve performance). Depending on your driving, ask about a transmission cooler and apropriate service schedule. When used and maintained correctly, today's automatic transmissions greatly outshine manuals (I don't know about you but I have found few people who drive standars without raping the clutch or ruining synchronizing forks). If you have any questions my best friend owns a transmission shop and he would be gald to help you out.
I too prefer manual transmission for the most part. But automatic is better in stop-and-go traffic on hills. Not only is it easier, but less wear-and-tear on the clutch. Also, some people have physical conditions that make the clutch harder to use, or it can cause back pain or sacroiliac pain in some individuals.
One advantage of having a automatic is making it easier for resale. The large majority want automatics. Unless the car is sporty I think the auto would be easier to re-sell.