Yesterday I took my 10 year old grandson on a quick trip to the park, I drive a Hundi Tuscon. with the 6 speed automatic that I usually shift manually, His comment was the same as the title, Grand Pa do you think that stick shifts will disappear?" I said " I hope not " His next question"Do you always like a stick shift?" I said " They are not fun in stop and go traffic because you are up and down with your foot every time the car\to move" He seemed happy wuth that. Then I told him about the first time I drove an automatic and didn’t know how what to do to shut the car off.