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183Motor Authority implores us to Give A Shift about manual transmissions

As auto enthusiasts, we have to accept that the general public is never going to embrace the manual transmission in a big way ever again. Automatics, CVTs and dual clutches are winning the war, in part because many people think of their car as an appliance. It transports them to and from work, and any way to make the drudgery involve less conscious thought is a welcome relief. The fact that modern automatics are often more fuel efficient than three-pedal setups isn't helping either. However, the

51Ford engineer builds haptic shift knob with 3D printer, Xbox controller

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 learn to ignore the illuminated lights and arrows after just a few short hours behind the wheel.

40Salon columnist asks, "Is it ethical to drive stick?" [w/poll]

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.

197Salon columnist asks, "Is it ethical to drive stick?" [w/poll]

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.

626Car buyers falling back in love with manual transmissions

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 throughout the range of Lamborghini models. But lo and behold, it seems that manuals accounted for 6.5 percent of new vehicle sales during the first quarter this year, the highest take rate since 2006, according

124Car and Driver launches 'Save the Manuals!' campaign [w/video]

Car and Driver wants to Save the Manuals – Click above to watch the video after the break

109BREAKING: Buick confirms 2011 Regal 2.0T to come with manual transmission. Wait... wha?

2011 Buick Regal live unveiling - Click above for high-res image gallery

99Reason #6,342 why manual transmissions are better than automatics

Ha ha ha! Look, what kind of carjacker are you if you can't drive a stick? The only one that pops to mind is Vincent Gallo's character in Buffalo 66 when he tried to unsuccessfully steal Christina Ricci's car, "I'm used to luxury cars. Have you ever heard of a luxury? That's what I drive. I drive cars that shift themselves." And that's essentially what happened when a very bad criminal tried to car-jack a nice nurse in Reno, NV.

38Honda announces 6-speed manual for 2010 Acura TL

Click on the above image for our high res 2009 Acura TL gallery

Add2007 AB Gift Guide: Three Pedal Club t-shirt

You laugh at the term "clutchless automatic" and roll your eyes when anyone praises their car's manumatic. Your car has three pedals, thank you, the way God intended. Right? It's time you let the world know your position on the issue by joining the Three Pedal Club. Get it in gear and pick up one of the club's t-shirts before the clutch goes the way of the foot-controlled headlight dimmer.

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