Source: Business Week
quote: You can perfect it all you want but it is still an annoying pain in the ass to shift gears all the freaking time.
quote: As an aside, I gave up the manual when I had to make the evacuation during the Houston Hurricane Rita scare. Houston to Dallas is, normally, a 4 hour drive. It took 27 hours that day. You have no idea how painful it was to have a manual for that trip.
quote: Idiots that think they are boy racers on public roads and need to feel more in control of their car by doing the shifting themselves.
quote: Manuals are on the way out in favor of automatics or manomatics.
quote: Advanced shouldn't always equal "more complicated," though.
quote: On top of that, manuals transmissions are quickly disappearing as options altogether
quote: You have to remember though, they haven't even added Direct injection or turbos yet to their newer engines. I say that because back in the day they use to put turbo's on the 4 cylinder Lebaron, friend of mine had one. I know they have the tech to do so, just don't know why they haven't put out the DI Twin turbo versions of their engines yet.
quote: They never had a LT1 TransAm in 1992. It debuted in 1993.
quote: DI also buys a lot more than a few percent.