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

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…

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