Despite rumors that it was headed for the chopping block as early as this year, the Chevrolet Sonic subcompact will live to see another model year, at least. The changes are minor but include a powertrain consolidation.
Many of us here at Autoblog are unabashed enthusiasts of the endangered manual transmission, and we know we're not alone. Honda, which makes several of its vehicles available with a stick, released a video aimed at orienting beginners to the simple joys of driving a stick.
The overarching trend of the past few years has been that the manual transmission is on the way out. People like automatics, they can be faster than manually shifting, and they're frequently better at saving fuel. But there's still a sizable enough minority of manual fans and buyers that automakers continue to offer a manual in nooks and crannies of the automotive market. And you might be surprised at some of the offerings. We certainly were, so we thought we'd compile a list of cars with an ava
With the manual transmission becoming less common as time goes on, there are fewer opportunities to learn how to use it and subsequently order a car with one. In response to this, Honda hosted an experience in the Los Angeles area near Angeles Crest Highway called "Shifting Gears." There Honda brought out a bunch of its own manual-equipped cars to teach people how to use a manual transmission.
The knowledge that smoothly riding that wave into third gear and beyond is going to require skill, timing and a degree of expertise beyond a fingertip on a paddle is the reward I want from a car such as the GT3.
It's only on the four-cylinder, but we'll take what we can get.
Don't panic, though. Yet.
Plenty of first-generation American Camrys came with manual transmissions, but the three-pedal choice became rare by the second generation in 1988. Here's a car that beat the odds, found in a California wrecking yard.
Here's another reason you should teach your daughter to drive stick.
A pair of young Cleveland carjackers were defeated by an extremely rare and arcane piece of automotive technology – a manual transmission.
Move over Volkswagen, the General is after America's diesel market.
The 2017 Audi A4 gains a manual transmission option in the US.
Heel-and-toe downshifting is something of a black magic in driving. This video demystifies the process, breaking it down into a step-by-step process.
A new study shows that far fewer people are ordering manual gearboxes on leased vehicles, and the drop even more pronounced among men.
For the 2017 model year, Aston will produce the V12 Vantage S with a seven-speed manual transmission.
Honda has listened to enthusiasts and will begin offering a turbocharged, manual-transmission Civic. And then they let us take it for a spin.
Manor Marussia Formula 1 driver Alexander Rossi introduces the automatic-driving masses to the clutch pedal. He's got a racing harness. Don't worry. You won't be needing that.