Do we worship the gated manual transmission too much? Maybe not if they're all starting to disappear with more supercars going the flappy paddle route.

The necessity of them is debatable, but the coolness isn't. A gated manual just makes things look better cooler and more interesting.

OK, maybe this is all for Jalops. Still, are you listening, VW?


Should these collectively be known, on Jalopnik, as the Gates of Heaven?


Jalop 3:16: For the Car gods loved the world that they gave us their one and only transmission, that whoever masters it shall not perish but have eternal smiles.

Arch Duke Maxyenko, The Great!

No, that cult killed a lot of people.

Wait, never mind, that was Heaven's Gate.

That's right. Let's keep the distinction straight.

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