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Old 04-30-2014, 10:51 PM
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True manuals are becoming very rare. All the high performance cars are going to the dual clutch electronic clutchless shifting. In those applications, it's much faster than the three-pedal manuals even for trained race drivers.
For trucks and high torque applications, the computer of the trans missin and the comptuer for the engine can talk to each other and plan out how not to break anything. Us dummies with a left foot and a stick in our hands can easily break things if we aren't smart.

The top of the line OTR trucks are being built with automatics nowadays too.

I LOVE driving a manual transmission, but it's going to be a lost art by the time my kids learn to drive.
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