Is the Manual Transmission Dead?

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Drivers who prefer to row their own gearbox are finding it harder and harder to buy a car with a clutch pedal. Manually-shiftable automatics, double-clutch automatics and electric cars have almost erased the standard transmission from the American showroom.

I personally blame the paddle shifter.

Here’s a list from Car & Driver detailing the ever-shrinking menu of stick shift automobiles available to American consumers…

The cars on this list keep the #SaveTheManuals mission alive.

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2020 Harley-Davidson GMC Sierra brings the iconic brand to a new truck

2020 Harley-Davidson GMC Sierra brings the iconic brand to a new truck

If you can ride ’em… haul ’em.
That might be the marketing mantra at Harley these days. Slumping sales despite an overall uptick in motorcycle market has the Motor Company looking for profits wherever they can find them. And one more special edition of America’s best selling vehiclke couldn’t hurt. Or could it? Continue reading “2020 Harley-Davidson GMC Sierra brings the iconic brand to a new truck”

Changing Look of Nissan

The design of upcoming Nissans might be very different. But that’s assuming the company survives their current sales slump.

In the electrified era automakers are making huge gambles which rely on new infrastructure and a smart grid. Competing for consumer’s trust will require a competitive edge— and not just technology. The overall aesthetic is being described as “more Japanese.”

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