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

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

Post by Standardshifter » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:09 pm

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

Well, there goes Audi. What will 2020 bring?
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Re: No more manuals left in Audi's U.S. lineup

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:17 am

"A car who's transmission does his shifting for him. Isn't THAT a fine Audi-Do?"

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

Post by ClutchFork » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:06 pm

What puzzles me is that automatic transmission get harder and harder to drive over the years. You would think that alone would spur a return to manuals. I think that it is like dishwashers and other appliances. The EPA has gotten into the game and ruined them. I'll take an old vacuum modulated automatic over a computer run automatic anytime. At least you can somewhat control it and it does not do stupid shifting like most modern automatic do for me. As for the dishwasher, I bought a new one last February and it will not sufficiently dry the dishes, I guess because EPA thinks it is too much energy use.
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