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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: 803

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: 8
Views: 1032

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: 607

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: 354

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...
by Standardshifter
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: If You Want To Learn To Drive Stick, Just Learn How To Ride A Motorcycle
Replies: 6
Views: 993

If You Want To Learn To Drive Stick, Just Learn How To Ride A Motorcycle

"But if you’re new to the joys of clutch/throttle coordination, the classes will not only induct you into the happy lot who reside within the Venn diagram of motorcycle and car enthusiasts, but it will also get you two-thirds of the way to learning how to drive stick in a car. " https://ja...
by Standardshifter
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Comments and Suggestions about Standardshift
Topic: Long time, no post...
Replies: 0
Views: 705

Long time, no post...

Greetings Standardshifters! One year in to these strange times, and way overdue for an update. Went ahead and updated to the latest forum software, and fixed a DB bug in the process from the last update a couple of years ago; who says procrastination doesn't pay off? 8) I am actively seeking a custo...
by Standardshifter
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Electric cars outsold the manual transmission for the first time in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 5349

Electric cars outsold the manual transmission for the first time in 2019

https://autos.yahoo.com/electric-cars-outsold-manual-transmission-143000648.html The manual transmission's long, harrowing demise continued in 2019. For the first time, the number of electric cars sold new in America was higher than the number of vehicles delivered with three pedals and a clutch di...
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: 3615

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: 89
Views: 22098

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: 111060

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: 2490

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: 89
Views: 22098

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: 5498

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: 55631
Views: 2625825

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.