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GT-R Owner Busts Tranny Using Launch Control, Nissan Claims Issue Not Covered Under Warranty

Someone claiming to own a Nissan GT-R »10/09/08 2:40pm10/09/08 2:40pm has proclaimed on the North American GT-R Owners Club forums (NAGTROC) that his GT-R's transmission has broken after multiple uses of the vehicle's launch control function. The owner says that when the vehicle was then brought to the Nissan service center, where he was told the…

Reckon Your Transmission Job Cost Too Much? Jerry Clower Suggests Mr. Transmission

This 80s classic starts out much like a mashup of a Monty Python skit and Deliverance »9/17/08 11:00am9/17/08 11:00am, complete with grotesquely huge mechanic pounding an ancient adding machine, nebbishy customer sporting bottle-bottoms, and Southern Sheriff-esque shop manager. Then appears, in his role as Mr. Transmission spokesman. Yes, they'll…

Automatics Closing Fuel Economy Gap On Manuals; Engines, Electronics Lending A Hand

In a stringer piece for the Detroit News »8/20/08 10:20am8/20/08 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…