Today, I wrote about how manual transmissions are going the way of the dodo because we Americans just don’t feel like buying the things. But is that really the reason?
Reader drdanteiii dropped some wisdom on us in the comments, telling us the real problem, here:
You know what? I kind of agree. How many of us would rock the shit out of a manual Renegade or Cherokee Trailhawk? Or a manual Chevy Colorado with four-wheel drive?
I sure as heck would. But you know what, we can’t get those, because three pedals only come on the base trims.
As a gift for speaking the truth, drdanteiii, may I present you with this country song from Miranda Lambert. Yes, it’s a bit twangy, but it includes the phrase “three on the tree.” So it must be good, right?