You know how race cars make that satisfying clunk as they go into gear? How they whine as they fly by? Well, now you’re gonna see and understand exactly why that is.
Learning how to drive a stick shift is hard. There’s a little shifter knob with a weird pattern, some numbers and an “R,” along with three—yes, three—pedals. That’s a lot to pay attention to. But if you’re sitting on a dealership lot in your brand-new car and no one is there to teach you, check out your owner’s manual.
Welcome to the world of 2018, where the Toyota Supra won’t get a manual but the new Toyota Corolla will.
This has been making the rounds on the great interconnected-compu-net, and it’s just so stunningly, sublimely awful and unfortunate that I thought we had a duty to present it here, so all of you can look upon it and die, just a little, inside.
Some people think that when you start doing something new, you should start with the easiest aspect of it as possible. Not true. If you start on Level 10, you become an expert that much faster. Which is why I commend soon-to-be member of the British royal family Meghan Markle on her decision to both learn to drive…
The number of cars with manual transmissions is dwindling to the point where they are like a small oasis in a dry and cracked desert of automatics. But through the dust emerges a new hero: The 2019 Genesis G70, with an option of three pedals instead of two.
Subaru wants to have the safest cars in the world and the manual transmission, the one good thing left in this world, is holding that up, according to a report from AutoExpress. That led an executive at Subaru U.K. to give us all a big scare, with ideas of a future where BRZs and WRX STIs all shift their own gears.
The Austin American-Statesman reports that, according to an arrest affidavit, a man in jail near Austin tried to steal a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt after a confrontation at a stop sign on Saturday. The confrontation apparently involved some yelling, a machete and confusion—confusion about how to drive an electric car.
I don’t know much about this video, except that it appears to have been shot on a bus recently outside of São Paulo, Brazil. It features a bus driver with the daintiest of gear shifts, and I love it.
Cool Audi RS wagons. A Citroën Cactus. Honda S660s. What do these cars all have in common? They are far too good for us heathens in the U.S. of A and are not sold here until they are 25 years old. Soon to join them as another item we can’t have is a particular variant of the Volvo XC40 compact crossover.
As environmental regulations get stricter and stricter, automakers have turned to increasingly more creative ways to make their cars more efficient. One of these methods is to simply add more gears. Trouble is, these are always found in automatic transmissions, not manuals. What gives?
Surprise, surprise: Porsche really does want to take manual 911 fans’ money after all. We finally got a manual 911 GT3 because Porsche saw stick-shift 911 Rs selling for insane prices, reports Road & Track. Fans demanded when Porsche wasn’t supplying, and Porsche didn’t like being left out of that insane…
Today, we got the official look and specs of the new 2018 Mazda6, which will come with a torquey turbocharged engine. Awesome! What was not so awesome was the fact that the turbocharged version will not come with a manual option. Goddammit, you guys!
Driving stick is something my mom said is a nice skill to add to the Toolbox of Life. My blog boss said it’s good to know because, hey, maybe you need to drive the getaway car one day, and in this hypothetical, the getaway car has a manual transmission. But I first learned how to drive stick in the early hours of Nov.…
Honda in the United States now sells a fastback Accord and an NSX. WHAT YEAR IS IT?
Few subjects are as sore among the Porsche faithful as the company’s refusal to put a manual transmission in the current 991 generation of their mad track weapon, the 911 GT3 RS. Now one heroic owner is doing what Porsche should have done from the factory by putting a manual transmission into his own 991.1 GT3 RS.
Like most Jalops, I regularly wake up in the middle of the night in a panic, drenched in sweat, screaming the phrase “save the manuals.” It’s an issue that I’ve been working on with my therapist for months, but I think I’ve finally cracked it—I’m now done worrying about manuals going extinct.
BMW is looking to save some cash as it invests in electric, hybrid and autonomous vehicles. To do so, Reuters reports, the company is going to drop manual variants of the BMW 2 Series, one of Jalopnik’s favorite cars—which seems like the opposite of getting their mojo back. But BMW’s U.S. spokespeople dispute the…
We all know that manual transmissions are becoming more and more rare, and outside of a few niche cars targeted at archaic oily old bastards like myself and most of our readership, they’ll be gone. That got me thinking about ways that some of the manual-shifting experience may be able to be preserved, and that led me…
I should be honest and mention that our editor-in-chief, Patrick George, doesn’t think this is A Thing. Raph and David, my co-writers and fellow shitbox-owners, do. So now I’m curious as to how widespread this practice is. Manual transmission drivers: do you ever shift in such a way as to help keep you from speeding?