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    Opinion: Learning to drive stick shift makes people better drivers
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    Maybe, just maybe, it's safer and better for every road user if we all know how the gears that make the wheels go round ratchet up. There are an increasing number of endangered species in this turbulent world of ours, but none is rushing to extinction faster than the driver who can get from A ...

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    Video: Ford engineer builds haptic shift knob with 3D printer, Xbox controller
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    Vehicles with manual transmissions have been equipped with shift indicators (illuminated or audible) for decades. While some are used to improve performance, most are designed to encourage more fuel-efficient driving. Regardless of the original objective, nearly all drivers become desensitized or ...

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    Report: Salon columnist asks, "Is it ethical to drive stick?" [w/poll]
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    Just don't answer. The question is neither relevant, nor is it even the crux of the column. Get past the clicky smelling headline, and what you have here is a combination of two news stories, one new and one old, both of which you've likely already come across. We're going to play nice here and ...

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    Report: Car buyers falling back in love with manual transmissions
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    From the headlines-we-never-expected-to-see file: "Stick shifts popular again..." Yes, we thought manual transmissions were on their deathbed, what with every carmaker bemoaning low take rates and reports that Volkswagen has decided to do away with them in both its Audi R8 sports car and ...

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