Yes, It's Ethical To Drive A Stick Shift

I really shouldn't have to even be answering this question. This week in Salon David Sirota wrote an article asking "Is it ethical to drive stick?" It's great to see a mainstream, intelligent publication like Salon talking about manual transmissions, except for one thing: the article is inane, and the fundamental… » 5/16/12 12:00pm 5/16/12 12:00pm

Yes, this is Porsche's new 7-speed shift pattern

By now you know Porsche's offering a 7-speed manual transmission on the new 2012 Porsche 911. It turns out, according to CarEnvy.ca, who somehow were magically able to liberate a photo of the new shift knob, that the shift pattern we first showed you last month is absolutely the correct layout. » 8/30/11 8:30am 8/30/11 8:30am

Automatics Closing Fuel Economy Gap On Manuals; Engines, Electronics…

In a stringer piece for the Detroit News » 8/20/08 10:20am 8/20/08 10:20am, Rex Roy makes the observation that automatic transmissions are finally beginning to catch up to stick shifts in fuel economy. While we say "it's about damn time," considering automatics make up more than 90% of the US new vehicle market, we simultaneously lament that same fact.…

NYT Wheels Blog Examines The Shift Away From Shifting

It's always been our contention that the point when automatic transmission vehicles began to outsell manual transmission vehicles here in the United States was the same point 'merican drivers became less concerned about the trip and more about the destination. Looks like the Wheels blog over at the New York Times has… » 10/05/07 10:45am 10/05/07 10:45am

You Should See What Happens When She Shifts Into Second Gear!


Let's first off start by saying — and without the potential confusion of an acronym — this is Not Safe For Work (fine we'll use the acronym anyway...NSFW). So if you're going to click the link below, please make sure the kiddies and other impressionable people are appropriately shoo-ed away. Now that it's just us… » 8/05/06 11:59am 8/05/06 11:59am