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2017 Volkswagen Jetta Test Drive Review

If you want a manual gearbox in a compact car these days, it seems you either have to get a stripped-down base model or an optioned-up sport-tuned model. That isn’t the case with the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta SE. Like the base Jetta S, the SE trim level comes standard with a manual transmission and efficient engine, but it also adds in a long list of standard features. Bottom line, it’s the perfect middle ground for buyers looking to balance cost and amenities, and we got to spend a week in…

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The 2016 Honda Accord Coupe is a Driver’s V6 Dream Machine

When I received the 2016 Honda Accord Coupe, I knew I’d be getting a well-designed, well-built vehicle that has had incredible success in the past. What I wasn’t expecting was to get a V6 powerhouse mated to a dying breed: A  Manual Transmission. And it’s one of the smoothest manuals I’ve ever driven. Harnessing the 278 horsepower of the 3.5L single-overhead cam (SOHC) V6 Earth Dreams engine, the 6-Speed manual transmission shift swiftly and sharply, it feels short without being a short-shifter. While the Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) may torque steer…

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2016 Vehicles with a Manual Transmission

With the invention of Automatic Transmissions back in the 1940s, the Manual Transmission has been living on limited time. Most drivers desire the easiest driving experience possible, but for some drivers it’s more about the connection to the car than the ease of driving. If that describes you, then these five cars offered in manual transmissions are for you! While some models offer the option of manual or automatic transmissions, some are only offered in a stick shift. So, brush up on your three-pedal abilities and head out onto the…

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Official: The 2015 Chevrolet SS Sedan gets a manual tranny and Magnetic Ride Control

Some new dealer order guides were released for the 2015 Chevrolet SS Sedan and in those guides was the discovery that the SS Sedan will receive a manual transmission and Magnetic Ride Control for the new year. This is a big change because the Chevrolet SS Sedan is the first bonafide sports sedan since the Impala SS–and that wasn’t even a true sports sedan to begin with. When the SS was first revealed in 2014, there was no mention of the inclusion of a manual transmission, which was a bit…

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