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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: 1965

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: 489

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: 1000

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: 42
Views: 5568

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: 260

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: 42
Views: 5568

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: 1227

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: 42
Views: 5568

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: 1069

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: 703

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: 1481

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: 1137

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: 6351

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: 3988

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?