The 2017 Audi A4 is thoroughly updated from the previous-generation A4, even if it doesn’t look like much has changed. There is, however, one bright and shining ray of hope for all involved: this fall its all-wheel drive Quattro version will go on sale with a manual gearbox. You should buy it that way.
As many drivers know, reverse is the car gear that lets you drive backwards. That’s a fact. But different manual transmissions have different locations for reverse! Which way is the right way?
We all know the charmingly gruff Jeep Wrangler will be more modernized for the next generation “JL” due in 2018. But rumor has it the company is now asking customers how they’d feel about no more manual transmissions.
Much as we must all learn important and relevant skills like how to revulcanize your own tires and how to start your car with a hand crank, we all have to learn how to drive stick shift. But which car should be your learner vehicle?
You’d think the sort of people who’d even consider buying a 565 HP V12 car with a manual gearbox would love – wantonly, openly, wetly, unashamedly – a rally-style dog-leg shift pattern, with first gear tucked down by your knee. The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S has such a gearbox, and most people think it’s great, except…
In “things I have a hard time believing because Porsche fans would riot,” a Porsche engineer told Edmunds that it’s hard to make a business case for offering the next 911 with a manual transmission. I don’t know, man. See this vat of tar and that bucket of feathers over there? There’s your business case.
Lease-trading site Swapalease.com coined the term “manual drift” for a horrible plague upon the modern automobi—er, um, the rate at which drivers are abandoning the manual transmission. According to the latest analysis of their users’ data, men are saying farewell to the stick faster than women.
BMW is reportedly killing the manual transmission in both the M5 and M6 models once production ends later this year, and it is most likely never coming back.
Dog-leg manual gearboxes are the best kind of manual gearboxes. Not just because they make two-three and three-two shifts quicker, but because they’re downright quirky. And we like quirky. And it looks like Aston Martin wants in on that quirk, because they’re reportedly dropping a dog-leg seven-speed into their V12…
The 1982 Pontiac 1000 was a rebadged Chevy Chevette that was slow, thirsty and a potential life hazard at any speed. It was also expensive and outdated by its competition, but Americans didn’t care as long as it came with an automatic, according to MotorWeek’s John Davis.
This six-speed manual was developed for the 2017 Porsche 911R, and will also be available as an option on the next GT3. Thank you, Porsche.
If someone can drive a manual Ferrari supercar in huge heels, you have no excuse not to learn on your buddy’s Honda.
I don’t have room in my life for a beautiful yellow 1981 Toyota Corolla wagon, complete with a five-speed. But maybe you do. And if you do, maybe you should just go ahead and buy this so it stops tempting me. It’s just $3,500. Please help me.
The modern Ferrari California isn’t just one of the ugliest cars Ferrari has ever made; it’s one of the ugliest cars ever put on sale. It is grossly ill-proportioned and strange. And there’s one reason why this one sold for $438,478.
It may seem like Lotus is on hold with building new cars, but the lightweight Exige Sport 350 still offers plenty of go power as well as some red or yellow Tartan trim just like the one you find in a ‘76 Esprit.
We knew in 2013 that the 50th Anniversary Gallardo LP560-2 will probably be the last manual Lamborghini built, but Stephan Winkelmann’s confirmation regarding the Huracan still hurts a bit.
Everyone, gather round, grab your local deity, elder god, supreme ethereal power, infinite nothingness if you’re an atheist, or just, like, “who knows,” if you’re an agnostic! The 2016 Jaguar XE will not only come with three pedals, but better yet, the company says it’s “worth the investment.”
Good morning or afternoon or whatever, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to your latest installment of Letters to Doug, your favorite weekly column wherein you write a letter and Doug writes back!
Every so often I wake up and remember that I once bought a Lexus for $600, fixed it up, then almost immediately destroyed it with 48 hours of rallycross.
The new Audi S4 replaces the old model’s supercharger for a turbo, gains 20 horsepower to reach 354 HP, and gets a cool new dash. It loses, however, one of the most standout features of the model: the dual clutch transmission is gone.