Grind Your Own Gears
We love manual transmissions. Unfortunately, over the past few years they have become increasingly less common. This has been the result of a combination of factors: Waning public interest, more efficient automatic transmissions, and fading margins. Purists like us will argue that there’s still something magical about rowing your own gears, and while true, it’s hit a point where automatics can do the job faster, heck a slush-box equipped Corvette is quicker than the stick version. Crazy.
While there’s just shy of 100 2018 model year manual-equipped vehicles available on dealer lots, only three of them are pickups and eight are SUVs. It’s a shame, really, but there’s a real chance that we’ll see the manual transmission go extinct in our lifetime.
Fiat 500 and 500X
Jeep Compass, Renegade, and Wrangler
Mini Clubman and Countryman
- Trucks-365 Staff
10/15/2019 05:05:19 pm
If you are not a talented person, then you need to really grind your way to the top. There are lots of people who just get depressed over not having any talents, and instead of making anything work for them, they just end up depressed. I am not saying that it is something that we can avoid, but we need to make something happen. We need to work hard to compete in this world because it is beyond competitive, trust me.
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