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Manual transmissions are usually more fun to drive, cheaper to buy and maintain, and offer improved performance and fuel economy versus automatic transmissions. Yet many cars are only offered with an automatic, and their numbers are growing. This site has been created to entertain and educate dedicated standard shifters and the curious alike.

Interested in learning how to drive a car with a manual (aka stick shift) transmission? See the F.A.Q. on how to drive a car with a manual. The buying guide lists all of the new cars and trucks that come with a manual transmission in the American market. In the press links you to a forum section on stories and articles about automobiles.

First time visitor and want to post a question on how to drive a car with a manual transmission? Please visit the New Member Introductions forum: http://www.standardshift.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=22 and review the annoucement and sticky threads.