Electric vehicles, autonomous driving, car manufacturers getting in on the cryptocurrency game-all of these topics are ones that have the potential to strike a nerve during automotive discussions. None, though, can strike fear in the hearts of purists like the idea
Looking at official numbers online, you'd think we were in the golden age of the automatic transmission. More gears. Faster acceleration times. Better official fuel-economy numbers. Despite the extra cost and complexity, automatic transmissions seem to be a much better
For anyone who has to drive a manual, slogging through rush hour traffic is a dreadful prospect. Whether it's heading to the office or coming home from a tiring shift, the motion of rowing gears and working the pedals for several
We were suitably impressed by the Isuzu-Mazda BT-50 collab when we drove it at the Mazda Philippines HQ. But driving a truck around an empty lot and actually living with it for a few days are two totally different things.
Finally. Toyota has finally made it officially official that the Supra will be available with a six-speed manual transmission. Everything is right in the world once more.A celebration is in order-just not in our market. At least not yet.
See that? Yes, it's an image of a clutch pedal. Not just an image of any clutch pedal, mind you, but of one belonging to Toyota's iconic five-letter sports car.We are, of course, referring to the Supra. Yes,
Very little about the next-generation Honda Integra was made known when the brand released a teaser of the vehicle late last month. All we have is that it'll be available as a five-door sedan like the original and will
Manual transmissions are dying. In recent years, we're starting to see fewer and fewer stick-shift vehicles arrive in our market, and it's sheer proof that the era of three-pedal driving is really coming to an end.Of course,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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