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by Standardshifter
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: No more manuals left in Audi's U.S. lineup
Replies: 2
Views: 311

No more manuals left in Audi's U.S. lineup

"The manual transmission has been dying a slow death, gradually replaced by automatic and dual-clutch gearboxes. And the latest blow comes from Audi."

https://www.carscoops.com/2018/08/audis ... us-lineup/

Well, there goes Audi. What will 2020 bring?
by Standardshifter
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 26
Views: 904

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Looks like Audi is dropping all manuals in 2019 for the US market.
by Standardshifter
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Welcome to Standardshift!
Replies: 516
Views: 46032

Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Welcome back!
by Standardshifter
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Driving a stick isn't dead
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Driving a stick isn't dead

Like waltzing, doing it well brings a feeling of grace and accomplishment that few feats match. Also like waltzing, fluency requires regular practice. Classic car insurance company teaches HS students how to drive manual...with classic cars. What a way to learn! https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...
by Standardshifter
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 26
Views: 904

Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Started getting a list together of 2019 cars and trucks that come with a manuals. I'm sad to see the Subaru Forester lose the manual. While not the best, it was rather unique and the last of the compact CUVs that offered a manual. Somewhat surprised it lasted through 2018. The closest you'll be able...
by Standardshifter
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Comments and Suggestions about Standardshift
Topic: SSL and some anti-spam tweaks
Replies: 0
Views: 137

SSL and some anti-spam tweaks

May have noticed, but we are sporting https now on the forum, as well as some tweaks to registration so we can start getting some new blood in here, and not just spammers. Will be continued downtime here and there as we tweak settings/make updates.
by Standardshifter
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54887
Views: 1215920

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

It has indeed received a long overdue update. You'll be seeing some more over the course of the summer.
by Standardshifter
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: BMW M Committed to Manual Transmissions—for Now
Replies: 3
Views: 203

BMW M Committed to Manual Transmissions—for Now

"Now, being an engineer, I would say from a rational standpoint that even though the manual gearbox is lighter than an automated gearbox, it uses more fuel and is slower, so it doesn’t really make sense . . . But from the emotional standpoint, a lot of customers say, ‘I don’t care, I want to have on...
by Standardshifter
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Comments and Suggestions about Standardshift
Topic: Time for an Update
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Time for an Update

Okay, forum software updated...I think. :D
by Standardshifter
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Comments and Suggestions about Standardshift
Topic: Time for an Update
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Time for an Update

Been quiet for some time. Having kids does that to your free time. :mrgreen: Quarter One 2018 will bring forum software updates along with a revised theme and some new blood to the forums. Also will be clearing out some of the outdated additional pages on the site. More details forthcoming as we nai...
by Standardshifter
Mon May 16, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Teens learn to drive stick on classic cars
Replies: 2
Views: 4021

Teens learn to drive stick on classic cars

Great video and story on Hagerty Insurance's Driving Experience. Teens get to drive classic cars with manuals. "Maybe they’re a little bit jerky trying to learn how to drive a car with a standard transmission. By the end of the classroom, they are pros" http://www.11alive.com/news/local/teens-learn-...
by Standardshifter
Thu May 05, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016
Replies: 60
Views: 11616

Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Not the best presentation of content via a slideshow, but it was interesting to see CNET covering such an article via their Roadshow site.

http://www.cnet.com/roadshow/pictures/s ... n-in-2016/
by Standardshifter
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Manual Returns to 911 GT3
Replies: 12
Views: 4800

Manual Returns to 911 GT3

"Having neglected the purists in favor of the racers is a mistake Porsche doesn’t want to repeat, and therefore, the next generation of the GT3 almost certainly will be offered with both a six-speed manual and a seven-speed PDK." http://blog.caranddriver.com/hallelujah-next-gen-porsche-911-gt3-to-on...
by Standardshifter
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash
Replies: 17
Views: 3663

Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

The decline of the manual isn't just the US anymore. In Australia: "Figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show just 13 per cent of all passenger cars sold in 2014 had a manual transmission, down from 33 per cent in 2000." The reasons are similar... Traffic, technology, and with f...