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Pros and Cons: Automatic vs. Manual Transmissions

When you come to an AutoNation dealership to choose the car you want, you may find that you have a decision to make that you weren’t anticipating: manual, or automatic? For those of you who haven’t experienced a manual transmission, and for those of you who have never touched an automatic, here’s a smattering of pros and cons regarding the two. You can’t go wrong with either, but you might find that one suits your tastes a bit more than the other.   Manuals A manual transmission (also known as…

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Report: Buick keeps its manual rower and third pedal for the 2015 Verano

Buick recently published the list of details and updates applied to the 2015 Verano and according to their press release, they led most of us to believe that the manual transmission was dropped for the 2015 model year. This was because it wasn’t mentioned. But to clarify, AutoBlog decided to follow-up and in return, Buick has confirmed with the outlet that the manual is still an option. You still can opt for a Verano with six forward gears and a manually-actuated clutch. While it may still be a bit awkward to imagine a…

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Report: How popular is the manual transmission among Corvette customers?

The Chevrolet Corvette is an American sports coupe and convertible that’s well deserving of a manual rower. Though due to changes in demand and advancements with automatic transmissions, the manual transmission seems to be on the path to extinction. But according to a new report from Edmunds, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette sheds some light on the traditional cog swapper. According to the report, General Motors shared an interesting statistic–approximately 40 percent of 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray’s sold were equipped with the brand’s latest seven-speed manual. Buyers can still opt for a…

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