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View Poll Results: Would you buy a car or truck with a manual transmission
I would perfer an manual transmission 76 83.52%
I would perfer an non manual transmission 15 16.48%
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      01-21-2024, 12:53 PM   #23
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I think when you have your own Facebook Group you're either on to something or it's the end times for the manual?
The Manual Gearbox Preservation Society
A society dedicated to the joyful experience of driving cars with a manual transmission.
https://www.facebook.com/TheManualGe...rvationSociety

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This is one of the few times when I don’t have a MT vehicle…. But I’ve got the itch!
3-pedal club forever!
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Love the involvement...please...make it gated with a lockout...then require double-clutching...
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Audi R8 shifter pays homage to the history of gated shifters.



The Ferrari 250 GTO is still one of the best of the gated shifters.

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I voted "prefer for a manual transmission" but with the caveat that it is along the lines of Porsche's manual or Caddy's, and not so much like BMW's. After owning 8 of them, all except 1 being M cars, they just dont make a manual that I feel is becoming of their cars.
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Although I have a dct, manual is great! Definitely hope they continue to make these cars in manual.
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I have a 6 speed manual, a 5 speed manual, a DCT and one with an auto. I even have a manual transmission on my office desk.

It’s an easy one for me. Analogue cars suit manual. There’s not much to compare to the experience of a naturally aspirated high revving V8 attached to a manual gearbox. It’s just driving therapy on the right road. Not much fun in traffic though.

Also older cars must be manual, mainly as auto boxes were absolutely horrendous back then and really affected car control.

Newer ones suit DCT or auto. Just sort of goes better with the experience and even good autos lock the box, keep your chosen gear and give you great control with the paddles.
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One more thing. Here’s the manual experience that wins over everything else. These type of roads in your manual, analogue car with one of these in your rear view mirror. Forgive the crap quality as they were from a video taken during a drive day yesterday. Bliss.
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Except for the people that buy auto due to medical reasons of course
Which in the grand scheme of things is a small minority of people. Obviously, physical conditions limiting the ability to drive a manual is a valid reason to not get one, but a Miata isn't the easiest car to get in/out of and I have a hard time believing that a small low sports car would be an ideal choice for someone if physical limitations were already hampering their ability to operate a manual.
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The GR Corolla take rate is the best in the business….100%
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Golf GTI Manual Take Rate: 50%
Golf R Manual Take Rate: 40%



https://www.motor1.com/news/705017/m...on-sales-2023/
And they are killing the manual for GTI/R.
Makes zero sense!
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BMW M3 And M4 Manual Gearbox Had 20% Take Rate In The US In 2023
February 4, 2024
Since we already knew that more than half of M2 G87 buyers opted for three pedals last year, we wanted to know the take rate among M3 and M4 buyers. BMW USA told us that one in five customers got the M3 Sedan or the M4 Coupe with a clutch pedal in 2023.
The German luxury brand has expressed its commitment to the manual gearbox after revealing there’s still enough demand globally to keep the 6MT. In an interview with Top Gear magazine last month, a BMW spokesperson said the do-it-yourself transmission will remain available in the foreseeable future. That said, it seems highly unlikely the clutch pedal will survive after the current-generation M2, M3, M4, and Z4 are discontinued.
https://www.bmwblog.com/2024/02/04/b...-rate-us-2023/
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BMW M3 And M4 Manual Gearbox Had 20% Take Rate In The US In 2023
February 4, 2024
Since we already knew that more than half of M2 G87 buyers opted for three pedals last year, we wanted to know the take rate among M3 and M4 buyers. BMW USA told us that one in five customers got the M3 Sedan or the M4 Coupe with a clutch pedal in 2023.
The German luxury brand has expressed its commitment to the manual gearbox after revealing there’s still enough demand globally to keep the 6MT. In an interview with Top Gear magazine last month, a BMW spokesperson said the do-it-yourself transmission will remain available in the foreseeable future. That said, it seems highly unlikely the clutch pedal will survive after the current-generation M2, M3, M4, and Z4 are discontinued.
https://www.bmwblog.com/2024/02/04/b...-rate-us-2023/
Agree with that last sentence. I don't see them offering a MT with a hybrid power train. Nor would they offer one if they go full EV. I doubt they would do the latter very soon though.
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Nor would they offer one if they go full EV. I doubt they would do the latter very soon though.
You do know the Jetsons was a cartoon?
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You do know the Jetsons was a cartoon?
Source?
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You do know the Jetsons was a cartoon?
It was a roadmap to the future.
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The GR Corolla take rate is the best in the business….100%
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It was a roadmap to the future.
It's a road map to a boring dystopian automotive future. A car with out a shifter or a ICE engine is nothing more that a toaster on wheels.


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BMW M3 And M4 Manual Gearbox Had 20% Take Rate In The US In 2023
February 4, 2024
Since we already knew that more than half of M2 G87 buyers opted for three pedals last year, we wanted to know the take rate among M3 and M4 buyers. BMW USA told us that one in five customers got the M3 Sedan or the M4 Coupe with a clutch pedal in 2023.
The German luxury brand has expressed its commitment to the manual gearbox after revealing there’s still enough demand globally to keep the 6MT. In an interview with Top Gear magazine last month, a BMW spokesperson said the do-it-yourself transmission will remain available in the foreseeable future. That said, it seems highly unlikely the clutch pedal will survive after the current-generation M2, M3, M4, and Z4 are discontinued.
https://www.bmwblog.com/2024/02/04/b...-rate-us-2023/
Proud to be a three pedals M4 car owner.
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It's a road map to a boring dystopian automotive future. A car with out a shifter or a ICE engine is nothing more that a toaster on wheels.


I called it a "Death Wish"
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Out of the 12 cars my wife and I have purchased and sold in the past decade, two were automatic.

3 out of 4 cars in the garage are 6MT. Save the manuals!
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