It's now firmly established that a car's best theft deterrent isn't an alarm or LoJack or electrified door handles . It's a manual transmission . And the latest proof of its mystical crime fighting abilities comes in the form of an attempted kidnapping foiled by the noble stick shift.
It's a fact: Manual transmissions are on the endangered species list. Sales are plummeting and no one's stepping up to the plate to fix the problem. You go to the dealership, you test drive the car with the manual, but you buy the automatic. Thousands of these guys are languishing on dealer lots.
Nowadays, when America needs to smack down a belligerent country, or maybe just kill some folks who pissed us off, we use drones or stealth bombers. People didn't have those options in the 1530s, so they planned for an alternative: rocket cats.
Have you ever spent hours digging for the manual in your glovebox, only to realize you lost it years ago and/or spilled coffee on it so now it's useless?
The G37-supplanting Infiniti Q50 was shown at the Detroit show this week, and for the first time, there's a hybrid version of the brand's BMW 3-series fighter. Like its bigger brother's M35 hybrid (or Q-something hybrid starting next year), it has a big honkin' 3.5-liter V6 tied to an electric motor.
Two weeks ago, we wrote about hundreds of 2011 Ford Mustang owners reporting problems with the six-speed manual transmissions in their vehicles. We're now hearing more complaints — almost daily — but we have yet to hear from Ford. Color us puzzled. UPDATE: Silence broken.
We've read what it feels like to fly the SR-71 Blackbird. Now learn how to do it yourself. Here's the Air Force's official, and recently declassified, operations manual for the gorgeous, evil-looking spy plane. Who wants to go 2112 mph?
After seeing the Citroën and Peugeot 403 brochures, Franzouse could contain himself no longer. He scoured the tubes of the Internet in search of Simca Vedette manuals, and he hit paydirt in a big way! A Simca aficionado in New Zealand has made high-quality scans of service and owner's manuals in their entirety. No…
Valentine's Day is coming up, and if you are anything like me, you've found yourself in peculiar situations where getting a room simply isn't an option. Carma Sutra (yuk, yuk) looks to solve that problem, or at least attempt to. We've seen a similar guide with the Haynes Sex Manual, but if you're looking to get truly…