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Polaris Slingshot Dealerships Will Teach You to Drive Stick This Month for Free

Most of us can agree that driving stick, or at least knowing how, is a worthwhile investment of our time. It’s enjoyable, it can make a driver feel more focused on the road, and it’s a good skill to have. The act of learning, though, always comes with that one important question: Where will the […]

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Genesis Gave the G70 a Manual Transmission Even Though It Knew Barely Anybody Would Buy One

When it comes to new vehicles with manual transmissions, at least in this bleak segment of the global car market we call America, things aren’t great—even the holdouts are shedding their third pedals, and barren sales justify it. But Genesis knew its manual G70 sedan would barely sell, and brought it here anyway.Read more… Continue […]

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A Majority Of Mazda Miata Buyers Still Want A Manual Transmission

It seems like every day you hear news that the manual is dying. Nobody is buying a manual transmission, especially not Hyundai buyers. The take rate on many manual-optional cars is dwindling. But there are a few bright spots in the manual transmission world. The one shining the brightest right now is found in Mazda’s…Read […]

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The 2019 Mazda 6 Could Lose the Manual Transmission: Report

The Mazda 6 is a good car, even if many buyers ignore the existence of sedans these days, and it’s long come with the option for a manual transmission—even if the stick is currently relegated to the car’s lowest trim. But citing dealer order guides, CarsDirect reports that the manual will be no more in […]

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Manual Hatchback Prices Are Creeping Up; They’re Onto Us

Enthusiasts have long since taken advantage of the fact that manual options on cars are generally cheaper than their automatic counterparts. We’d pay less money for more fun, especially if the car in question was a hatchback. It was a bulletproof deal, but now it seems that prices for these manual hatchbacks are…Read more… Continue […]

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What It Would Take to Give the 2020 Toyota Supra the Manual Gearbox It Deserves

Despite years of hype, the 2020 Toyota Supra comes with one major crushing disappointment: It’s only only available with an eight-speed automatic transmission. While we shouldn’t hold our breath for a manual Supra since no concrete plans have been shared, we can dig into the BMW parts catalog to see whether a manual…Read more… Continue […]

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The Base Manual 2018 Mazda 6 Is Great, Even Next to Its Turbocharged Superiors

The 2018 Mazda 6 is a pretty car with an ugly truth: If you buy one, you’ll have to make the difficult choice between a manual transmission and a quick, new turbocharged engine with a lot more horsepower and torque. You can’t have both from the factory, so the question becomes: How much are you […]

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An Entire Generation Is Missing One of The Great Joys of Being a Car Enthusiast

This generation has been losing out a lot on manual transmissions. Fewer and fewer cars come with them. Fewer and fewer drivers know how to use them. But there’s another joy that’s fading away: the satisfaction of seeing a car parked across the street, walking over, looking in the window and discovering that the car…Read […]

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Manual Transmission Foils Car Theft for the Billionth Time

Nashville police arrested two teenagers last Wednesday, after a press release from the department said they attempted to carjack two women that day. The statement said the teens ultimately failed both times, with the second being because the car had a manual transmission. They had to run away on foot.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Finally Some Good News: Americans Are Buying Enough Manuals for BMW to Keep Them Around a Bit Longer

I hear you engineers out there, yelling about how automatics are faster and better at shifting than us mortals. But, as we’ve explained time and time again, they don’t make driving much fun. Thankfully, BMW says that it will keep putting manuals in its cars. As long as we buy them, of course.Read more… Continue […]

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The 2019 Honda HR-V Its Losing Is Manual Gearbox Option; Yes, It Actually Had One

Some news today for hopeful owners of the 2019 Honda HR-V, Honda’s Fit-based compact crossover that is fine to drive: it’s getting the Honda Sensing safety package and a volume knob, but it’s losing its manual transmission option, which it (checks notes) definitely had.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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It Is Unacceptable That The Toyota GT86 And Subaru BRZ Don’t Come With Center Arm Rests

I don’t think I had ever been in a car that did not have an obvious center area to rest your arm while driving that didn’t have a bench front seat, until yesterday when I climbed into a 2018 Toyota GT86 for the first time and put my elbow right into the parking brake.Read more… […]

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