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2019 Kia Forte is on display at the 111th Annual Chicago Auto Show

The 2021 Kia Forte’s Manual Transmission Fits It Perfectly

There’s a lot to be excited about with the upcoming 2021 Kia Forte. While the basic underpinnings are pretty much unchanged from the 2020 models, word on the street is that there will be updated styling cues from the new Kia Optima. The 2021 Kia Forte will also offer a manual transmission for both of …
close up of shift and handbrake of 2021 Ford Bronco

The Worst Things You Can Do To Your Manual Transmission

Driving a manual transmission may seem like a thing of the past, but true driving enthusiasts know better. While the new mid-engine Corvette might have ditched the option for a stick shift, there are still plenty of sports cars that still offer them. Whether you are buying a newer car or an older classic, there …
An ND Mazda Miata equipped with Cravenspeed's short shifter

What’s a Short Shifter, and Does Your Car Need One?

Engine swaps and new exhausts aren’t the only modifications that can increase performance. True, handling mods like performance tires, stiffer sway bars, and new engine mounts aren’t as flashy as a turbo. But they can sharpen your vehicle’s reflexes. However, if you drive a manual, there’s one more thing you might want to consider getting: …
The all black interior of the 2020 Chevy Sonic.

Is a Manual Transmission More Reliable?

Not everyone even knows how to drive a manual transmission anymore. Still, it’s appreciated by many auto enthusiasts and lovers of driving that have a thing for staying connected with the vehicle. A general understanding of the way a clutch operates and the interaction with the drivetrain can make driving really fun. However, that might …
A driver manipulates the manual transmission.

Hyundai Created a Clutch-less Manual Transmission

If you want the purest driving experience possible, there is nothing better than having a car with a manual transmission so that you can run through the gears at whatever rpm you desire. Yes, it can be challenging driving a stick sometimes, especially when driving through heavy traffic, but it’s hard to beat to the …
2020 Porsche 718 Cayman S vs. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Manual Transmission Sports Cars You Can Buy Brand New

There is something about driving a manual transmission sports car that somehow makes the experience that much better. While many people have slowly moved away from driving a stick shift, and some manufacturers have turned their classically manual sports cars into automatic-only models, like the new mid-engine Corvette C8, there are still some modern-day sports …
A driver manipulates the manual transmission.

Reliable Manual Transmission SUVs You Can Buy Brand New

Driving a manual transmission might just be a novelty to some, but it is still enjoyable to a handful of people. You might be surprised to learn that there are still some manual transmission cars in production today, and they aren’t just sports cars. There are even a few SUV options you can get with …
A gear now in a manual transmission car

Reliable Manual-Transmission Cars You Can Buy Brand New

Cars with manual transmissions are a dying breed. They are becoming harder and harder to find on the used car market, and fewer car manufacturers are even producing cars with manual transmissions. Even sporty American muscle cars like the new mid-engine Corvette C8 ditched the manual transmission altogether, but that doesn’t mean they are gone …

5 Habits to Break When Driving a Manual Transmission

Whether you have been driving a car with manual transmission for years, or are currently learning how to drive one, it’s easy to develop bad habits over time. And as we all know, bad habits are hard to break. But what can break even more are your car’s transmission and clutch components over time if …
Jaguar I-Pace (I-PACE) battery-electric crossover SUV interior

Jaguar Completely Did Away With a Driving Tradition in 2020 Models

British automobile maker Jaguar has a long-standing tradition of performance in the luxury vehicle market, but the future of the brand’s performance heritage is looking bleak. Recently, many automakers worldwide have shifted focus away from sedans and invested heavily in the SUV market. While Jaguar is present in the SUV market, it is still committed …

Learn How to Drive a Manual Transmission the Right Way

As the saying goes, “There is more than one way to skin a cat. “ This definitely rings true for learning how to drive a manual transmission vehicle. Of course, nowadays, no one really cares and the driving a manual is a lost art, however, for those who actually do want to learn, we came …
Clutch replacement

How Often Should You Change Your Clutch?

Regular car, truck, and motorcycle maintenance and inspection can often prevent or catch problems before they become catastrophic. However, it’s relatively easy to inspect your brakes or check your oil level. Not every vehicle component is so easily examined, especially the transmission. And apart from the transmission fluid—which isn’t actually a ‘lifetime fluid’—there’s one component …
Volkswagen Polo GTI compact hatchback car on display at Brussels Expo

Volkswagen Just Made Stick Shift Lovers Very Happy

While younger drivers may not know how to drive a stick shift car, there are still a number of people who love driving a car with a manual transmission. With dwindling options to purchase new cars that have manual transmissions, which brands are left? And will they continue to be options in the future? The …
A Ferrari interior on display at London Classic Car Show at ExCel on February 23, 2017 in London, England

Does Anyone Regret Buying a Manual Transmission?

With the rise in automatic transmissions, manual transmissions have started to fall by the wayside. While buying stick can be a little more affordable, it isn’t always offered — and even when it is, you may not be sure whether you really want to commit. Before you decide what type of transmission to go for, …
2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon

Only Three New Pickup Trucks Offer a Manual Transmission

Modern automatic transmissions let trucks reach new levels of refinement and fuel efficiency. Not to mention the convenience in heavy city traffic. Also, vehicle electronics are now so interconnected, that a manual transmission simply introduces too many variables. The human brain and muscles are the weak link. So, for the most part, the stick-shift has …
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This is How a Manual Transmission Works

Have you ever been car shopping and found the perfect car, only to find out it has a manual transmission? It seems that the majority of people in the United States do not know how to drive a stick shift these days. Honestly, if you’ve never had anyone take the time to teach you to drive a car with …

You Can Get a 2020 Toyota Supra With a Manual Transmission After All

Maybe Toyota got it right with the 2020 Supra. Don’t offer a manual transmission and they’ll be writing about it for years, which is publicity. Even if it’s not good publicity.  The Supra seems like the best performance model Toyota has offered in years. One of the most natural options one can imagine would be …