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Aug 2
372

“She knows she can be tough at times,” the source continued, “but believes she works hard and is extremely creative and that it’s a privilege to work for her and be around her.” Read more

Jul 30
118

OK, me first. Do not take Ultium if you are allergic to Ultium. If you have had problems tolerating  Stellantis, consult your health care professional prior to beginning Ultium.

Jul 29
2

I don’t think it’s just an enthusiast conspiracy that people aren’t buying new manuals because they lock out the options. Read more

Jul 29
4

The biggest thing with this is that corporations drive demand now. They rely on people just accepting whatever’s given to them. I’ve heard multiple people say they want a smaller car, but nobody sells small cars in the U.S. except Mitsubishi with the Mirage and Ford with the atrocious EcoSport that I wish would just Read more

Jul 29
4

I’ve previously made the vinyl vs digital comparison here in the comments as well — I think it’s a great comparison to manual vs automatic transmissions. I think the key is that OEM and aftermarket manufacturers will have to recognize that the manual transmission market is a niche but one that can be exploited Read more

Jul 29
25

‘Automatics are faster’...I don’t care, I don’t drive on a racetrack. ‘Automatics are better in traffic’...I live in NJ, we know traffic, and I still prefer a manual and I do get off the damned highway and take back roads when it’s bumper-to-bumper. ‘You just want to pretend you are a racing driver’...No, I just want Read more

Jul 29
24

I never noticed much difference, in one you hold down the brake pedal to stop then lift it to go, while in the other you hold down a clutch pedal to stop and lift it to go.  Maybe if you drive a pickup with a heavy clutch, it’s bad, but every car I’ve owned had a clutch that wasn’t any more stiff than an accelerator Read more

Jul 29
14

Calling BS on you. Drive a manual and you have one less hand to screw around with your phone on or eat or put on makeup. That moving left leg means you can’t properly hold that big gulp between your legs (re-reading that, my new porn name for it is “Big Gulp”). You have to anticipate hills, slowdowns, passing maneuvers Read more

Jul 29
226

I drove manuals in hours long traffic on the 405 in LA. It’s shitty, but it’s shitty in anything. It wasn’t enough to make me want to quit the clutch.

Jul 29
55

I had a similar experience at an Audi dealership once looking for a manual allroad years ago. “Audi customers don’t really buy manual allroads”. Read more

Jul 29
38

I’m one of those people Gastelu claims don’t exist. I’ve written dozens of letters over the years to car manufacturers pleading for manual transmissions, and pester every dealer I’ve ever been to about them. An automatic is an absolute deal-breaker for me. Every new car I’ve ever bought has been a manual, and will Read more

Jul 29
40

Yeah, but I feel so emasculated anytime somebody points out a professional driver can get their car around the Nuremburg 3.1 seconds faster than my car.