Increased Manual Car Demand

When you come to a car rental company, you want to be able to get the perfect hire vehicle to suit your driving needs. If you’re used to driving a manual vehicle, it can be strange adjusting to driving an automatic car and at Pacific Rent-a-Car, one of the top providers of North Cyprus car hire services, we’ve noticed an increased demand for manual cars in 2014, possibly because of a rise in visitors to the area from the UK, where most cars feature a manual gearbox.

As part of Pacific's dedication to providing low cost car rentals that don't just offer value for money but also a high quality service, we have a fleet of 140 cars for hire, including both manual and automatic rental vehicles, so you know you can find the perfect rental car for your stay.

If you've never driven a car with an automatic transmission, you may well find that you prefer the control a manual gearbox offers. Manual rental cars offer you much more control over your vehicle and if you want to explore some of the more challenging roads in North Cyprus, such as those surrounding the Five Finger Mountains , you'll really value the ability to change gears according to need, as opposed to waiting for your car to decide that a shift up or down is necessary. What’s more, this control also equates to better fuel economy, so if you're on a budget and want to make sure your car hire doesn't break the bank, the chances are high that one of our manual cars will help you with low running costs.

Manual gearbox forecast for car production from 2010 to 2015
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Manual transmission forecast

So if manual cars give you better performance, why would you want to hire an automatic? Well, there's a lot to be said for the ease of putting your hire car in 'drive' and letting your vehicle do all the work for you, so you can relax. Speed limits are strictly enforced in North Cyprus, so you may well find that the cruise control function helps you stay on the right side of the law. What’s more, if you're driving around town and find that there's a lot of stop and start to your journey, you won't have to worry about stalling your car if you've got an automatic. Many drivers find that hill starts are easier with an automatic car as well, minimising your risk of sliding back.

World-wide light car production by transmission type in 2013 and 2017
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 light car production
At Pacific Rent-a-Car, we're always happy to advise you on which type of transmission is best for your hire period. Many of our cars, such as the Ford Fiesta, offer you a choice between manual or automatic transmission, so you can get the rental vehicle you want with the functionality you need. If you think you're only going to be travelling short distances around North Cyprus or you're staying around Kyrenia, a manual car is likely to be the best choice. If you're renting a car because you want to explore further afield, you may well find that you prefer the comfort of an automatic drive.