Should You Buy a Car With a Manual Transmission?

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Should You Buy a Car With a Manual Transmission?
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Is the manual transmission dead? Die-hard auto enthusiasts may shout out: “No way” but is anyone listening? If you’re in the market for a new car, a manual transmission might be a good idea, for a few key reasons. Continue Reading...

MINI Keeping Manuals Alive with 34% Take Rate

MINI Keeping Manuals Alive with 34% Take Rate
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Sadly, manual transmissions are a dying breed. For many, the convenience of an automatic far outweighs the many advantages of driving stick, from the lower cost of the car, to improved driving enjoyment and vehicle control, to better fuel economy (although those pesky dual-clutch units are starting to make this argument obsolete). Several months ago… Continue Reading...

MINI Issues 1950s Style “Becoming a Manual” PSA [Video]

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With the launch of its new Coupe model, MINI is continuing to push ahead with its “Manualhood” marketing campaign, releasing a campy new video styled after a 1950s public service announcement. Titled “Becoming a Manual” the PSA outlines that this important stage in growing up. “Manualhood is when your body is craving more exhilaration than… Continue Reading...

Scion iQ 6-Speed Manual Transmission Likely for RS Model

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Scion iQ 6-Speed Manual Transmission Likely for RS Model
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When the Scion iQ city car goes on sale this October it will be offered exclusively with a CVT transmission. That, however, is likely to change admits brand boss Jack Hollis “We already have it,” he told AutoGuide, referring to the 6-speed manual currently offered on the Toyota-branded iQ in Europe. Now it’s just a… Continue Reading...

Car And Driver Magazine Launches “Save The Manuals” Campaign

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With less than 10 percent of vehicles sold today equipped with manual transmissions, and an even greater number being taken off the road, Car and Driver magazine is on a campaign to “Save the Manuals”. C/D Editor-in-Chief Eddie Alterman has this World Vision-esque video admonishing viewers to save old cars with manual gearboxes from rotting… Continue Reading...
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