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Mixed Bag: Honda’s Manual Take Rates for 2018

Last week, we shared a report on the number of manual transmission-equipped vehicles Toyota sold last year. If you haven’t the time the to re-read the entire post, it was a trifling sum that showcased just how unimportant these types of cars have become among mainstream shoppers — even if there were a couple of bright […] The post Mixed Bag: Honda’s Manual Take Rates for 2018 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda Civic, Honda Accord, News Blog, Manual Transmission, Honda Fit, Civic Si, Civic Type R, Sales Stats


Here’s How Many Manual Transmission-equipped Vehicles Toyota Sold Last Year

As much as it pains us to say it, manual transmissions are on their way out. While car enthusiasts bemoan the matter incessantly, as we just did, the reality is that most drivers aren’t interested in owning something with a stick. It’s gotten to a point where many automakers no longer offer vehicles with a […] The post Here’s How Many Manual Transmission-equipped Vehicles Toyota Sold Last Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Toyota Corolla, News Blog, Manual Transmission, Toyota Tacoma TRD, Toyota Yaris, Toyota 86, Sales Stats


Caught On Camera: Dealer Employee Learns How to Drive Stick Using Customer’s Focus RS

When you give your car over to the dealership for repairs, you’re trusting them to fix it. You’re also trusting them not to take your pride and joy out for a Sunday drive so they can teach a co-worker how to drive stick. We figured this went without saying but a video was posted to […] The post Caught On Camera: Dealer Employee Learns How to Drive Stick Using Customer’s Focus RS appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Ford Focus Rs, Focus RS, News Blog, Manual Transmission, Dealer News, Dastardly Dealers, Joyriding


Aston Martin Vantage AMR marks the return of the manual transmission

The limited-edition Vantage AMR will back the manual transmission to Aston Martin. Just 200 AMRs will be built, but Aston plans to offer the manual on the standard Vantage beginning in 2020. The post Aston Martin Vantage AMR marks the return of the manual transmission appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Aston Martin, Aston, Aston Martin Vantage, Manual Transmission, Vantage AMR, Aston Martin Vantage AMR


2019 Mazda 6 sedan drops manual transmission, adds more standard tech features

The 2019 Mazda 6 midsize sedan loses one of the main ingredients that made it a good driver's car: The manual transmission. Demand was too low to justify keeping the stick shift, according to Mazda. The post 2019 Mazda 6 sedan drops manual transmission, adds more standard tech features appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Mazda, Sedans, Manual Transmission, Mazda 6


Report: Mazda 6 Drops Its Manual Transmission for 2019

Changes come to Mazda’s midsize 6 sedan slowly, with mild — some might say imperceptible — styling refreshes and content changes usually occurring halfway through the model year. Last year saw a big and long-awaited addition to the slinky sedan: an available turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four aimed at silencing, once and for all, enthusiasts’ cries of […] The post Report: Mazda 6 Drops Its Manual Transmission for 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mazda, Sedans, News Blog, Manual Transmission, Midsize Sedans, Mazda 6, 2019 Mazda 6


Stick It to ‘Em: Michigan Loves Manual Transmission (Assuming Social Media Is Real Life…)

The shouting factory that is Twitter, by and large, should generally not be considered as something that resembles real life. Between trolls and various other bottom feeders, it can be tough to find real information amongst all the noise. Every now and then, a nugget of information appears that makes weathering the commotion worthwhile. Despite […] The post Stick It to ‘Em: Michigan Loves Manual Transmission (Assuming Social Media Is Real Life…) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Twitter, Autos, Michigan, Ram Trucks, News Blog, Manual Transmission, Save the Manuals, Stickshift


Piston Slap: Parked in the Polar Vortex?

V writes: Here are two questions from a regular, and grateful, Piston Slap reader: How long is best to idle a gasoline engine after starting & before driving off: [A] a few minutes? [B] one minute? [C] until the revs settle down? [D] no need, just drive right off? Assume ambient temperature well above freezing; […] The post Piston Slap: Parked in the Polar Vortex? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Polar Vortex, Oil, Autos, Warm Up, News Blog, Piston Slap, Manual Transmission, Block Heater, Cold Weather Start Up, Engine Block Heater, Engine Warm Up In The Polar Vortex, Park In First Gear, Park In Gear, Parking Brake, Warm Up Procedure


Junkyard Find: 1953 Pontiac Chieftain sedan

More pre-1960 vehicles than one might think show up in the big U-Wrench wrecking yards; you won’t find a ’55 Chevy coupe, but I’ve seen Nash Metropolitans, a ’55 Buick, a ’49 Dodge, a ’58 Edsel, a ’53 Willys, and a ’50 Studebaker in recent years, and that’s just a small sampling. Today’s Junkyard Treasure […] The post Junkyard Find: 1953 Pontiac Chieftain sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Dodge, 1950s, Denver, 1952, Buick, Pontiac, Sedan, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Manual Transmission, Flathead, Straight Six, 1952 Pontiac


The Old Switcheroo: BMW M3 May Preserve Manual Transmission After 2020

BMW previously confirmed that the 3 Series would abandon the manual transmission for the U.S. market, leaving many enthusiasts livid. Then there was talk that the M3 might abandon rear-wheel drive entirely, as the new car’s eight-speed gearbox was designed to work with the modern xDrive system. However, there may still be hope for a […] The post The Old Switcheroo: BMW M3 May Preserve Manual Transmission After 2020 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Rumors, Bmw, BMW M3, M3, BMW M, News Blog, Manual Transmission, M Sport, Product Planning


2019 BMW 3 Series Carries on the Tradition, but Leaves a Manual Transmission in the Past

The car’s everything you’d expect a next-generation German sports sedan to be. Lighter, slipperier, more efficient, and slightly larger in footprint. Handling dynamics are reportedly improved — a requirement that, if missed, might necessitate the need for nationwide group therapy. It still looks like a BMW 3 Series, too, as wary designers employed at German luxury […] The post 2019 BMW 3 Series Carries on the Tradition, but Leaves a Manual Transmission in the Past appeared first on The Truth Abo...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, New Cars, Bmw 3 Series, News Blog, Manual Transmission, Product Planning, 3 Series, 2019 BMW 3 Series


Audi’s U.S. Lineup Will Be Free of Manual Gearboxes In 2019

The manual transmission continues to die a slow, lingering death. Audi is now eliminating the manual option from its entire U.S. lineup, not that the majority if its customers will actually miss it. While the 2018 Audi A4 can still be had with a six-speed manual, the refreshed 2019 model will not. The same will […] The post Audi’s U.S. Lineup Will Be Free of Manual Gearboxes In 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Audi, News Blog, Manual Transmission, Audi A4, Audi A5, Save the Manuals, 2018 Audi A4 Quattro, S-tronic


Here's How to Destroy Your Manual Transmission (And How to Make it Last)

What I wanted to know was simple: how to drive a manual without breaking it, since repairs are expensive and every piece of advice I got was b.s. So I called up a rally champion and found out what will actually blow up your car in the space of an afternoon, and what will keep it running just about forever.Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Manual Transmission, Team Oneil, Manual Transmissions


Young thieves baffled by obsolete technology

Apparently a stick shift is the best theft deterrent. They would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for being bumbling kids! Via KLTV: Officers arrested a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old on an evening in early August following two separate alleged carjacking attempts, according to a police press release. The suspects ran up to the first victim in a parking garage at 6:20 p.m. and opened the front doors on both the driver and passenger sides of her car, police say. The victim screa...
Tags: Video, News, Manual Transmission


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...
Tags: Car Crime, Nashville, Lifehacks, Manual Transmission, Stick Shift, Save the Manuals


How to drive stick in a manual transmission car

It might seem intimidating, but anyone can drive a manual transmission car. Knowing how to operate this type of gearbox will serve you well. Here's everything you need to know to learn how to drive stick. The post How to drive stick in a manual transmission car appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Auto, Cars, Trends, How-to, Manual Transmission, Stick Shift


Junkyard Find: 2002 Audi A4 1.8T Wagon

Here in Denver 15 or so years ago, the Subaru Legacy Outback wagon was king among car shoppers looking for a vehicle suited for their dog-owning, ski-slope-visiting, REI-shopping lifestyles (that is, most of the population). But what about those who wanted an all-wheel-drive wagon that was a bit less… stolid? While you could get the […] The post Junkyard Find: 2002 Audi A4 1.8T Wagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Audi, Denver, Wagons, 2002, Quattro, Wagon, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Manual Transmission, Audi A4, Station Wagon, 2000s, Turbocharging


Another Model Loses Its Manual Transmission

There’s probably no shortage of eyeball rolling over this headline, as manual transmissions wouldn’t be fading out of the marketplace if buyers actually desired one. Once upon a time, a stick-shift guaranteed better fuel economy, but those days are pretty much gone. It was also a great way to reduce the entry price of a […] The post Another Model Loses Its Manual Transmission appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Autos, Crossovers, Honda, News Blog, Manual Transmission, Product Planning, Subcompact Crossovers, Honda Hr-v, HR-V


2019 Genesis G70: Korea’s Answer to Germany Comes to America With Available LSD and Sport Package

Considering how the popularity of crossover vehicles resulted in the industry-wide genocide of passenger cars, it is both strange and exciting to discuss a new sedan. While we haven’t reached the point where one could describe the situation as a blending of Children of Men and Disney’s Cars franchise, new models with a low center of […] The post 2019 Genesis G70: Korea’s Answer to Germany Comes to America With Available LSD and Sport Package appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Disney, Korea, Autos, Hyundai, New Cars, Genesis, News Blog, Manual Transmission, Product Planning, Genesis G70, Kia Stinger, Genesis Motors, Save The Manual, Germany Comes to America With Available LSD


No Fixed Abode: How the ILX Came Unstuck

You would think that after 34 years of having the same guitar teacher, I would be better than I am. Yet that’s not really an accurate statement. From the ages of 12 to 14, I went weekly to The String Shoppe on the Ohio State campus for weekly instruction that frustrated more than it educated. […] The post No Fixed Abode: How the ILX Came Unstuck appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Ohio State, Acura, Acura ILX, News Blog, Manual Transmission, No Fixed Abode, Stick Shift, Dealer Allocations


Report: 2/3rds Of Porsche 911 GT3s Sold In The US Are Ordered With A Manual Transmission

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Tags: US, Porsche, Autos, Touring, Manual Transmission, GT3, Porsche GT2/GT3, Jethro Bovingon


2018 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Kills the Manual Transmission

For the 2018 model year, Volkswagen of America is adopting an entirely different approach to its sports sedan transmission lineup than Honda and Subaru. Unlike the Honda Civic Si, which is available exclusively with a manual transmission, and unlike the Subaru WRX, which is available with a manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic, the […] The post 2018 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Kills the Manual Transmission appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Industry, Autos, Volkswagen, Honda, DSG, Gli, Subaru WRX, News Blog, Manual Transmission, Volkswagen Jetta GLI, Manual Transmissions, Save the Manuals, Sports Sedans, 2018 Volkswagen Jetta


Actually, Engine Braking Is Fine

“Is engine braking with a manual transmission bad?” you might ask your disinterested friends at lunch. Well, Engineering Explained has an answer for you! In his newest video, Jason Fenske goes over not only what engine braking is, but also whether or not it’s bad for your car.Read more...
Tags: Science, Manual Transmission, Jason Fenske, Driving Tips, Engineering Explained


Shift it yourself: How to drive stick in a manual transmission car

It might seem intimidating, but anyone can drive a manual transmission car. Knowing how to operate this type of gearbox will serve you well. Here's everything you need to know to learn how to drive stick. The post Shift it yourself: How to drive stick in a manual transmission car appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Auto, Cars, Trends, How-to, Manual Transmission, Stick Shift


Automatic vs. manual vs. CVT: Different types of transmissions explained

From automatic to manual to CVT, there are several types of transmissions in the automotive world. In the battle of automatic vs. manual, which wins? Here, we'll explain key differences among the three and help you pick the right gearbox for you. The post Automatic vs. manual vs. CVT: Different types of transmissions explained appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, CVT, Versus, Manual Transmission, Automatic Transmission


Badass Woman Escapes Kidnappers Using A Manual Transmission And Nerves Of Steel

A college student in Columbia, South Carolina was kidnapped by three men at gunpoint. Fearing the worst, she used some Jason Bourne level problem solving and her manual transmission car to get away safely.Read more...
Tags: Science, Car Crime, Columbia South Carolina, Jason Bourne, Manual Transmission, Kidnappers


Junkyard Find: 1991 Toyota Camry DX with V6 engine and Five-Speed Manual Transmission

When I poke through automotive graveyards in search of the rare and the interesting, I always take a look at late-1980s/early-1990s Toyota Camrys for the very rare All-Trac all-wheel-drive versions and extremely rare manual-transmission versions. So rare that its existence in the wild is merely theoretical, however, is the V6-powered manual-transmission Camry… and I just found one […] The post Junkyard Find: 1991 Toyota Camry DX with V6 engine and Five-Speed Manual Transmission appeared first on...
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Toyota, Denver, 1990s, 1991, Toyota Camry, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Manual Transmission, Camry, V6 engines, 1991 Toyota Camry


BMW Drops Manual Transmission From Best Model to Help Pay for R&D

BMW plans to streamline its manufacturing process by providing fewer model variants and eliminating less popular engine or equipment options. The goal here is to free up capital for research and development spending in the coming years, according to a Wednesday announcement from the brand’s chief finance officer, Nicolas Peter. With most German automakers already […] The post BMW Drops Manual Transmission From Best Model to Help Pay for R&D appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Production, Research and development, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bmw, News Blog, Manual Transmission, BMW 2-Series, Product Planning, Cost-cutting, Production Strategy, Nicolas Peter With


Rare Rides: A Like-new Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe from 1988

Check out these two words: Turbo Coupe. They roll off the tongue nicely, and all car enthusiasts should know exactly they mean — or used to. In 2017, they usually mean someone with a mullet is nearby, driving a beat-to-hell Thunderbird with peeling logos and ruined paint. Likely while listening to Whitesnake. Our example today is what […] The post Rare Rides: A Like-new Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe from 1988 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Luxury, Ford, Used Cars, Autos, 1980s, Coupe, WHITESNAKE, News Blog, Manual Transmission, Ford Thunderbird, Rare Rides, Turbo Coupe


Don’t Worry, the Next-generation WRX Will Keep Its Manual Transmission

When Subaru launched the fifth-generation Impreza with a CVT, a collective sigh of relief was heard after enthusiasts learned it would still provide a standard five-speed manual transmission. However, it didn’t guarantee that the next incarnation of the WRX wouldn’t abandon the clutch pedal to maximize sales and minimize zero to 60 times. After all, most […] The post Don’t Worry, the Next-generation WRX Will Keep Its Manual Transmission appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Subaru, Wrx, Subaru WRX, News Blog, Manual Transmission, Product Planning, WRX STI, Colin Christie, Masahiko Inoue, Upcoming Models



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