I know there's been discussion over same topic before, but I want to hear opinions again.
I'm moving to Rhone-Alpes for next winter. For that I'm planning to buy a car - from here in Finland. I found a Volkswagen TDI with automatic transmission, which I'd like to buy. I'm just concerned, that is the automatic transmission wise/safe decision for mountains? Can the automatic gearbox handle the "motor braking" (sry guys, dunno what's the term in English, we call it motor braking here)? The car has lower gears as manual from 1-3, is that enough? Is there something else which I might not have thought of?
So, what are your thoughts: is automatic transmission a bad choice or does it even matter?