Manual Transmissions

 
Honda wants to teach you how to drive a car with a manual transmission

This instructional video is Honda's latest effort to save the manual

Honda wants you to #GiveAShift. And so do we, because driving a vehicle with a manual transmission is a rewarding endeavor that's transitioning into the realm of lost art. To help those of you who are afraid to jump into a three-pedal vehicle, Honda has prepared a video that offers up a clear... read more

April 23, 2018 by
 
2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package

Porsche wants to build naturally aspirated engines as long as possible

Following a report from Motor last week suggesting the next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 would ditch its naturally aspirated flat-6 in favor of a turbocharged engine... read more February 14, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE

Will the 2019 Chevy Camaro get the Corvette's 7-speed manual transmission?

The California Air Resources Board may have spoiled one of the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro's surprises. According to a recently filed CARB document, the refreshed 2019 Camaro will... read more January 22, 2018 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta GLI's manual transmission bites the dust

We hope you weren't planning to #GiveAShift in a shiny new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. Because you can't. VW has largely carried over its sportiest Jetta into the 2018 model... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Porsche says it won't build hybrids with manual transmissions

Fancy a hybridized Porsche with a manual transmission? Not so fast, says the German luxury and sports car maker. At the debut of the 2019 Porsche Cayenne, the brand said it... read more August 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota 86

Toyota's latest transmission patent is similar to '60s Saab technology

The manual transmission faces an uncertain future. Increasing emissions standards, future safety technology, and dwindling take rates could spell its demise. But a new patent... read more August 13, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche 911 GT3

With new GT3, the automatic vs. manual debate rages, even within Porsche

The third pedal is a third rail. Last week at the 2017 New York auto show, enthusiasts claimed another moral victory as Porsche announced the return of a manual transmission... read more April 19, 2017 by


 
2013 BMW M5

BMW M Boss Says 600 HP Is The Limit, Manuals Not Long For This World

Manual transmissions have fallen out of favor with mainstream buyers, but hardcore enthusiasts aren't giving up on them. So surely BMW's M division, maker of performance cars... read more July 6, 2015 by


 
2014 Audi R8

#GiveAShift: The 7 Best Manual Transmissions You Can Drive

Every single day, a sportscar gets overlooked. Abandoned. Rejected. It’s fast, it’s beautiful…but it has a stick shift. Automatics, CVTs... read more June 24, 2014 by


 
Gear Shift

Manual Gearbox Thwarts Car Thieves In Massachusetts; Suspects Flee

If you're going to steal a car, don't be stupid. Not that we recommend stealing cars, naturally. But it might be a good idea to make sure you know how to drive the the car... read more January 16, 2014 by


 
2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Porsche Copies Nissan's Playbook, Adds Rev-Matched Downshifting

There is a simple joy in a properly rev-matched manual gearbox downshift that’s near impossible to describe. For a brief moment in time, years of practice blend muscle... read more August 29, 2012 by


 
2014 Jaguar F-Type teaser

Manuals Not Dead At Jaguar: F-Type, Others To Pack Three Pedals: Report

Manual transmissions have been under fire for years now--something like 95 percent of average buyers don't want them, and that's making it harder and harder for the... read more August 22, 2012 by


 
Solar-powered Toyota 2000GT

Toyota Electric Sports Car In The Works: Report

Toyota’s made little secret of its desire to inject some spirit into its lineup by adding some sporty new models to its mix of dependable, albeit somewhat dull, sedans... read more July 12, 2012 by


 
2012 Chevrolet Sonic

Chevy Wants To Teach You The Joy Of Rowing Your Own Gears

After years of declining market share, sales of manual transmission cars are oddly on the rise. Take Chevy’s compact Sonic, for example: something like one-in-five... read more June 25, 2012 by


 
2013 BMW M5

Next BMW M5 And M6 Won’t Offer A Manual Transmission

Performance cars are all about performance, except when they're not. In the case of luxury-performance sedans like BMW's M5, there are numerous concessions made to comfort... read more June 21, 2012 by


 
2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback (three-door)

BMW Files Patents For Manual Transmission With Seven Or More Gears

Porsche has shown that with a little innovation, the manual transmission can remain relevant in a world where regular automatics and newer dual-clutch units offer faster... read more June 7, 2012 by


 
 

 
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