With a small dump of snow Vancouver Island got last night, I got to thinking: When in the snow, which transmission has the advantage? Manual or Automatic, and why? I would have to say that the manual transmission would offer the best control and modulation in the snow, but is this universal or only for skilled/experienced drivers and enthusiasts? My personal car is a 5-speed car with AWD, and I find it to drive very well in the snow even with directional all-seasons on it. On the other side, I've driven both 5-speed and automatic company cars in the past two days in the snow and ice. While they were different make/model, I did find the manual to be better to drive. So, what do you think? Is this a common consensus among GTPers? Among average drivers? Discuss.