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by Standardshifter
Tue Apr 09, 2024 10:13 am
Forum: Comments and Suggestions about Standardshift
Topic: phpbb update
Replies: 0
Views: 417

phpbb update

Was a long time coming, but updates appear to be successful. A couple of tweaks needed for look and feel, but all functionality should be present.
by Standardshifter
Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:40 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Bullshift!
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Bullshift!

CNN’s Anti-Manual-Transmission Article Is Just Total Garbage https://www.theautopian.com/cnns-anti-manual-transmission-article-is-just-total-garbage/ "But the problem is that it does not seem like Hockenos really ever understood the appeal of driving stick, nor does he seem to care about manual...
by Standardshifter
Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:47 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: I saw the Total Solar Eclipse today!
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: I saw the Total Solar Eclipse today!

Being in Beantown, only got to about 92%, but still worth watching.
by Standardshifter
Tue Oct 10, 2023 12:54 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Buying guide actually updated to 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 16584

Re: Buying guide actually updated to 2021

About five years too late though Subaru.
by Standardshifter
Wed Feb 09, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Ford patents an automated manual transmission with fingertip control
Replies: 11
Views: 4229

Ford patents an automated manual transmission with fingertip control

"The patent claims the point of this innovation is to give "many people, especially driving enthusiasts ... the increased driver interaction" of a manual, without "the negative attributes" of doing a calf raise every time a new gear is needed. " https://www.autoblog.com...
by Standardshifter
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Toyota Supra ManuToyota Supra Manual Transmission Rumors: We Want to Believeal Transmission Rumors: We Want to Believe
Replies: 1
Views: 1826

Toyota Supra ManuToyota Supra Manual Transmission Rumors: We Want to Believeal Transmission Rumors: We Want to Believe

https://www.thedrive.com/news/43125/toyota-supra-manual-transmission-rumors-we-want-to-believe "New rumors suggest the latter could be about to change, however, with Japanese outlet Car Sensor reporting that a three-pedal Supra could be coming as soon as 2022." Always found it strange tha...
by Standardshifter
Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Comments and Suggestions about Standardshift
Topic: phpbb update
Replies: 0
Views: 4351

phpbb update

Sorry for the downtime on a Saturday afternoon. You would think I've updated phpbb enough times to have the process down... :roll:
by Standardshifter
Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Buying guide actually updated to 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 16584

Re: Buying guide actually updated to 2021

Wanna take bets? I bet they’ll still offer the manual, but only on won ore too modeles. They offer it on the base and sport trims now, for regular Impreza at least. May offer it on the premium trim for crostrek too; too lazy to check now. Subaru is different from Honda and the buyers are a little d...
by Standardshifter
Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: This Electrified Porsche 356 Has A Good Ol' Manual Gearbox
Replies: 1
Views: 1746

This Electrified Porsche 356 Has A Good Ol' Manual Gearbox

"However, there are still those who argue that there is one thing these EVs can't do, and that's driver involvement. Perhaps a reason for that argument is that lack of a manual transmission in these plug-in vehicles. Thankfully, there are companies out there who want to change that perception.&...
by Standardshifter
Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Buying guide actually updated to 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 16584

Re: Buying guide actually updated to 2021

No more manuals in the regular Civic sedans either, at least they are still in the hatch. Only reason Subaru still has manuals in Impreza is that the current model is relatively old. Like the Forester, when it comes time in (2023?) for the new model, I doubt the manual will be available for the Impr...
by Standardshifter
Fri May 07, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Manual transmission enhances attention and driving performance of ADHD adolescent males
Replies: 3
Views: 2856

Manual transmission enhances attention and driving performance of ADHD adolescent males

Old news, but good news: "In an effort to improve attention while driving, one study investigated the benefits of manual vs. automatic transmission. The rationale for this study was that manual transmission requires more driver engagement, and if the driver is inattentive then the immediate fee...
by Standardshifter
Wed May 05, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Buying guide actually updated to 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 16584

Buying guide actually updated to 2021

Last buying guide was 2013... Just updated it to the 2021 model year. List gets shorter every year. Will be looking back over the past 10 years for a comparison later this month, but for now: https://www.standardshift.com/buyingguide.html.
by Standardshifter
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Is The Ares Panther’s “Fake Manual” DCT Almost The Perfect Transmission?
Replies: 6
Views: 2845

Is The Ares Panther’s “Fake Manual” DCT Almost The Perfect Transmission?

"But wouldn’t it be great if you had one transmission that could give you the best of both worlds: an old-fashioned manual shift experience for those occasions when you’re feeling like a hero, and the refinement and and convenience of an auto the rest of the time?" https://www.carscoops.co...
by Standardshifter
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Is the manual transmission going extinct in trucking?
Replies: 2
Views: 2146

Is the manual transmission going extinct in trucking?

“Manual transmissions currently continue to make up approximately 50% of the total North America Class 8 market,” he said. “While that number will decline over time due to fleets transitioning to automation to enable a larger driver pool population, it is not expected that automated transmissions wi...