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Manual Transmission

BMW to Keep Offering Manuals on M Series Cars

BMW to Keep Offering Manuals on M Series Cars
Good news for fans of BMW M cars. Head of the Teutonic car maker’s M division Frank van Meel has confirmed that thanks to demand for manual transmissions, the next generation of BMW M cars will continue to…

Subaru Eyesight Push Could Hasten Death of Manuals

Subaru Eyesight Push Could Hasten Death of Manuals
Some potentially bad news has emerged concerning the future of manual transmissions in Subaru vehicles. As many of you might already know, the company is in the midst of a big push towards safety and automation with their…
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2017 Mazda Miata MX-5 RF Review: Road Warrior Reaffirmed

2017 Mazda Miata MX-5 RF Review: Road Warrior Reaffirmed
Has there ever been a time when a little Mazda sports car hasn’t kicked ass? Sure, they may be a bit quirky, and lord knows rotary-powered platforms had their fair share of maintenance and performance faults, but dammit…

Getting My Manual Swagger in the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Getting My Manual Swagger in the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
Who ever heard of an auto journalist who can’t drive a stick shift? Often, I took criticism over my inability to drive a manual transmission. I missed out on driving several amazing cars because of this. But, there’s…

Manual Shifter, Coilover, and Turbocharger Keychains

Manual Shifter, Coilover, and Turbocharger Keychains
The manual transmission continues to become more and more of a rarity in modern cars – especially here in the US. After all, most modern automatics are faster and more fuel efficient than their manual predecessors. But diehard…

Carbon Fiber Coasters with Manual Shift Pattern: Row Your Own Drinks

Carbon Fiber Coasters with Manual Shift Pattern: Row Your Own Drinks
We had coasters around the house growing up, but I never used them unless I needed something to fling at my brother’s head. I’m not a fan of coasters, but I am very much a fan of carbon…

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback: The Price Is Right

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback: The Price Is Right
If you’re on the lookout for a fun to drive car with a decent amount of power and a manual gear box, the new 2017 Honda Civic Hatch might be just the ticket. The car will be very…

2017 Audi A4 to Get a 6-Speed Manual Option

2017 Audi A4 to Get a 6-Speed Manual Option
If the only thing keeping you from buying a new Audi A4 has been the fact that you couldn’t get it with a manual transmission, get out your checkbook. Audi has announced that the 2017 A4 will be…

Does a Manual Transmission Make a Boring Car Fun?

Does a Manual Transmission Make a Boring Car Fun?
There are some adages in the automotive realm that never seem to go away. For example, it’s always more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow – which is true. There’s also a…

Review: 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road with Manual

Review: 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road with Manual
The Tacoma TRD Off-Road isn’t a new vehicle to us here at 95octane. Paul spent some quality time in the Tacoma line last year, but there was one thing those vehicles didn’t have. We even reviewed the…

Do You Really Want a Manual Transmission Pickup Truck?

Do You Really Want a Manual Transmission Pickup Truck?
Pickup trucks, whether they be heavy duty, regular duty, or midsize have advanced significantly over the past few years. Where they once just used to be a work tool with some nice features that you could live with…

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Gets Manual Trans Option

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Gets Manual Trans Option
If all you want is the fastest shifting and flappy paddles to do all the hard work, you can get that in most exotic sports cars in the world. For those who prefer to row their own gears…

Pagani May Be Working on Manual Transmission Cars

Pagani May Be Working on Manual Transmission Cars
I’m a big fan of manual transmission cars in every scenario this side of bumper-to-bumper traffic. A stick can get tedious in traffic. I’m not a big fan of sports cars moving towards ditching the manual altogether. Sure,…
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