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You Can Still Love Manual Transmissions No Matter What The Corporate Stooges Say

The love of manual transmissions among automotive journalists has become something of a cliché. I absolutely understand that. That cliché has likely become more intense as the number of manual cars available for sale dwindles every year, becoming more and more niche. Recently, I’ve noticed a strain of criticism about…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Hyundai Has A New Manual Transmission With No Clutch That Reminds Me Of The Old VW Autostick

In America, as we all know and lament, manual transmissions are an endangered species, like the Carolina Bottleneck Squid, the last one of which I accidentally slammed in my car door this morning. In the rest of the world, they’re still thriving, but that doesn’t mean the manuals are safe. Automatics are always…Read more… Continue […]

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Hyundai Has A New Manual Transmission With No Clutch That Reminds Me Of The Old VW Autostick

In America, as we all know and lament, manual transmissions are an endangered species, like the Carolina Bottleneck Squid, the last one of which I accidentally slammed in my car door this morning. In the rest of the world, they’re still thriving, but that doesn’t mean the manuals are safe. Automatics are always…Read more… Continue […]

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2021 Ford Bronco 7-Speed Manual May Be A 6-Speed With A Low Gear: Report

A seven-speed manual transmission for the upcoming 2021 Ford Bronco has been reported by a tipster with access to exclusive images of the new truck’s center stack, giving more evidence that Ford really is taking the fight all the way to Jeep’s doorstep. It’s what everybody wanted.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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2021 Ford Bronco 7-Speed Manual May Be A 6-Speed With A Low Gear: Report

A seven-speed manual transmission for the upcoming 2021 Ford Bronco has been reported by a tipster with access to exclusive images of the new truck’s center stack, giving more evidence that Ford really is taking the fight all the way to Jeep’s doorstep. It’s what everybody wanted.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This 2021 Mini Sidewalk Edition Is Currently The Only Mini Available With A Manual: Report

For a while, you couldn’t buy a Mini with a manual transmission because the automaker took a hiatus from importing them. Mini estimated the hiatus to last into the beginning of this year. Now, it appears to have finally lifted with the introduction 2021 MINI Cooper S Sidewalk Edition.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Americans Bought More EVs Than Manual-Transmission Cars In 2019

Sigh. Sigh. I know it’s pointless banter to lament about the demise of the manual transmission in the United States, but I’m going to do it anyway because I’m told it’s healthy to let it all out. The fact is fewer and fewer people are buying new, stick-shift cars. This was clearer than ever last […]

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NASCAR Is Officially Testing A Sequential Shifter In Place Of Its Four-Speed Manual

NASCAR is testing a new car design scheduled to debut in its top-tier Cup Series in 2021, which would replace the sixth-generation race car that’s been run since 2013. In trying to get with the times, NASCAR is also testing a new transmission—a sequential in place of its long-run four-speed manual.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Mini Is Bringing Its Manual Transmission Back To The U.S.

If you’ve gone out to buy a Mini in the U.S. over the past few months, you might have noticed that manual options on new cars were either slim or nonexistent—more so than usual, that is. But the six-speed manual Mini will return to the market soon, for certain models.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Porsche Will Let You Shift Your Own Gears On The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S

Here’s a bit of good news for our more liquid members of the Self-Shifting Actualization Cult: the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S (in both coupé and cabrio versions) will offer the option of an honest manual transmission and a real, foot-actuated clutch pedal. You’ll get to shift between a generous seven gears,…Read more… […]

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Porsche Will Let You Shift Your Own Gears On The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S

Here’s a bit of good news for our more liquid members of the Self-Shifting Actualization Cult: the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S (in both coupé and cabrio versions) will offer the option of an honest manual transmission and a real, foot-actuated clutch pedal. You’ll get to shift between a generous seven gears,…Read more… […]

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Which Crossover Deserves To Get A Manual?

Crossovers. I don’t completely hate them and I will not apologize. Some crossovers used to come with manual transmissions, like the Porsche Cayenne GTS, BMW X5 and BMW X3, and they were pretty weird. Let’s embrace performance crossovers and bring that trend back with something like the 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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These Heroes Put A Manual Transmission In An Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

Like many sporty cars these days, the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 is only available with a transmission that is shifted by computer rather than three pedals and a hand rod thingy. The 3-liter twin-turbo Nissan VR30DDTT is a gem of an engine, and the Q60 chassis is pretty great, too. While the steering is […]

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These Heroes Put A Manual Transmission In An Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

Like many sporty cars these days, the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 is only available with a transmission that is shifted by computer rather than three pedals and a hand rod thingy. The 3-liter twin-turbo Nissan VR30DDTT is a gem of an engine, and the Q60 chassis is pretty great, too. While the steering is […]

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The Upcoming BMW M3 and M4 Will Have Manuals, Praise Be

I knew it. I knew there was no way BMW could go on calling itself “the ultimate driving machine” and not offer a manual on the upcoming M3 and M4. After months and months of rumors, we finally have confirmation from the head of BMW M himself, Markus Flasch.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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