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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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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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