Thank God
Surprise, surprise. The next-generation Honda Civic Type R will still come equipped with a manual transmission.The news was shared by Honda USA media relations manager Carl Pulley during a recent livestream by CivicXI.com. In the clip, Pulley reveals during
Does the #savethemanuals hero work with paddle shifters?
Let's start with the figures, because that's where the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 PDK best states its case. Yep, one of the key protagonists of the #savethemanuals movement now offers paddle shifters. And if it's anything like the
The debate rages on
Blah, blah, blah, gearboxes. We've all picked a side. You either want a lightning-out-of-a-rocket-launcher-fast paddle-shifter that swaps cogs quicker than you can blink shower gel out of your eye, or you're a steampunk
“Asking for three pedals is a hipster choice”
The current shape of 911 (fine, they're all the same shape) has been a manual-free zone since it landed last year. Porsche promised it would throw in a manual gearbox at some point, but higher demand for the eight-speed
This shows you can’t be clutch in every scenario
A few weeks back, the NBA season drew to a close. If you followed this year's playoffs, then you probably witnessed the Miami Heat's Cinderella story unfold. And as cliché as it was-the team wasn't expected to reach
Let’s draw a line between mobility and driving
The car as it is today remains saddled (pun intended) with the legacy of the horse-drawn carriage. In fact, the name is literally an abbreviation of automated carriage, and if I had a few hours to bore you senseless, I'd
Some are complicated, others are damn near impossible
Porsche's seamlessly smooth, seriously swift 'PDK' double-clutch gearbox was first fitted in the 911 back in 2008. The definitive sports car gets the best gearbox in the world-what a moment! Or it would've been, if Porsche hadn't
For those who enjoy shifting their own gears
Alarmingly, there are already eight versions of the new 992-generation Porsche 911. Eight! There's the rear-wheel-drive Carrera, the four-wheel drive one, then the faster 'S' version of both of those...and that's just the hardtops. Porsche
But not by Toyota—a Texan tuner will fit a stick-shift in your unit for $12,000
You don't need us to tell you that the new Toyota Supra has massively split opinion in the motoring world. Many are thankful that we've got a new straight-six sports car from Toyota to carry on the lineage. Others
Is the technology all it’s cracked up to be?
Much has been said and written about the Honda Civic Type R since its explosive debut in the country two years ago. During the 2017 Manila International Auto Show, it was the most fawned-over car in the building, with attendees jostling
Take note of these symptoms
My first experience with a bad clutch, funnily enough, was when I purchased my first car. It was a first-generation Mazda 3, six years old with nearly 100,000km on the odometer. I inspected the car while accompanied by a mechanic
But please, don't try this yourself
In an age when the manual transmission seems to be going the way of the typerwiter, it's refreshing to see that many of our countrymen can still operate three pedals with skill and poise. But one driver has taken the whole
Heed these warnings
The transmission is arguably the most complicated part of a car. Efficiently transmitting the power from the engine to a usable speed to the wheels is a demanding mechanical job, or in the case of automatic transmissions, an electro-hydraulic-mechanical affair.
An age-old question
When acquiring a new vehicle, it's only right to consider the cost of maintenance as it is an intrinsic component of car ownership. The car's transmission is one of its principal components that require care and maintenance for the vehicle
Take it from a lady rider's point of view
As a sharp little brother to Yamaha's racing steeds, the Sniper 150 is one of the most popular and coveted underbones in the country. Its popularity owes much to Yamaha's reputation for quality, the underbone racers that ride the bike
Better to be safe than sorry
Anyone who's ever lived in a hilly area or along an inclined road knows the importance of parking with a gear engaged. Sure, the traditional handbrake might work just fine-until it doesn't. It's always better
It’s all about the sensations
It's been three years since the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 arrived in the country. And if we're being honest, by this point we've reviewed the lovable roadster ad nauseam.We've written every conceivable thing about the current
Just leaving this here
We love manual transmissions. Anyone with a passion for driving will say that there's just nothing like the feeling of having complete control over one's gears. That said, owning a manual-transmission car isn't always ideal.
I have no clutch and I must drive
DISCLAIMER: If you can call for a tow truck or roadside assistance, do so. Because performing any of the techniques described herein without proper practice is a great way to ruin your gearbox. You have been warned.Let's say you're
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