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Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

Postby Standardshifter » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:15 am

The decline of the manual isn't just the US anymore. In Australia: "Figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show just 13 per cent of all passenger cars sold in 2014 had a manual transmission, down from 33 per cent in 2000." The reasons are similar... Traffic, technology, and with fewer family vehicles with manuals, new drivers aren't exposed to them.


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Re: Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

Postby Squint » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:27 pm

I feel like the "In Australia" should be bolded or something. I was really confused at first when they started talking about automatic licenses and having a 33% manual take rate in 2000. That seemed much higher than I remembered last time I looked up US stats... :lol:
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Re: Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:43 pm

Anybody here ever read Fahrenheit 451?

Yadda, Yadda, Yadda books are outlawed

Yadda, YADDA, Yadda the fireman go around setting fire to books

Yadda, yadda, yadda there is an underground community of people who have memorized books.

Yadda, yadda, yadda when they get old, they each teach their book to a young-un so it is never forgotten.

Do I hafta go off and write "SAE 90W", or do ewes guise get the pitcher?
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Re: Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

Postby Squint » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:45 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:Anybody here ever read Fahrenheit 451?

Yadda, Yadda, Yadda books are outlawed

Yadda, YADDA, Yadda the fireman go around setting fire to books

Yadda, yadda, yadda there is an underground community of people who have memorized books.

Yadda, yadda, yadda when they get old, they each teach their book to a young-un so it is never forgotten.

Do I hafta go off and write "SAE 90W", or do ewes guise get the pitcher?

You're going to memorize how to download a car?
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Re: Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

Postby Rope-Pusher » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:00 pm

Squint wrote:
Rope-Pusher wrote:Anybody here ever read Fahrenheit 451?

Yadda, Yadda, Yadda books are outlawed

Yadda, YADDA, Yadda the fireman go around setting fire to books

Yadda, yadda, yadda there is an underground community of people who have memorized books.

Yadda, yadda, yadda when they get old, they each teach their book to a young-un so it is never forgotten.

Do I hafta go off and write "SAE 90W", or do ewes guise get the pitcher?

You're going to memorize how to download a car?

You must be thinking of a different post.
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Re: Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

Postby Bill B » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:08 pm

Bummer if you live in Australia and want a stick. They should quit offering the Automatic license so everyone would have to drive a manual. Seems to be a trend everywhere. Most today are more concerned with number of USB ports than the 3rd pedal.
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Re: Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

Postby Squint » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:55 am

Bill B wrote:Bummer if you live in Australia and want a stick. They should quit offering the Automatic license so everyone would have to drive a manual. Seems to be a trend everywhere. Most today are more concerned with number of USB ports than the 3rd pedal.

Porque no le dos?!? I like having USB ports AND a manual :lol: :lol:
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Re: Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

Postby Jastreb » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:18 am

The other day I saw an op-ed on DouchedIn, talking about how self-driving cars should be mandatory. The 1st step is convincing the public that people who drive themselves, let alone shift their own gears, are a danger to your children.
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Re: Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

Postby IMBoring25 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:04 am

There are absolutely those who are a danger to themselves and others, especially those who lack the sense of priority to realize driving is a little more important than their mobile devices.

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Re: Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

Postby Squint » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:36 am

IMBoring25 wrote:There are absolutely those who are a danger to themselves and others, especially those who lack the sense of priority to realize driving is a little more important than their mobile devices.

There are people that definitively SHOULD have self-driving vehicles and I know people that would prefer that since they can do other things then. There's a row-your-own-gears Jeep guy at work who would love a self-driving commute vehicle so he could do whatever he wanted during his commute.

Doesn't mean all of us want it, though.
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Re: Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

Postby tankinbeans » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:12 pm

Where's that little boy!? He's screaming wolf again and I'm trying to sleep.
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Re: Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

Postby potownrob » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:28 am

tankinbeans wrote:Where's that little boy!? He's screaming wolf again and I'm trying to sleep.
leedeth?!? kid ain't stopped by in ages!! :shock: :o :lol: 8)
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