I’ve owned my car for a year and haven’t had any issues with it until today. Whenever I shift my car into neutral the indicator as to which gear I’m in (or should be in depending) will show •4 or •5 when I am in neutral for a second and then goes away and becomes blank (as it should be). The clutch does not appear to be slipping, it always indicates the right gear when I’m in gear, but when I switch to neutral it shows a number when I’m not actually in gear. I also am having an issue with my Bluetooth cutting in and out and reconnecting. What can I do to fix this and are these issues related? The car is under warranty, but I’m hoping it will be a quick fix I could possibly do myself... thanks in advance!
I am just wondering from the people that daily drive a manual; does it get tiring to have to do all that all the time?
I know you can get into the swing of things and it could be second nature.
Been driving a manual transmission mk6 jetta (2.slow) for the past 3 years and I feel like my next purchase is going to be an automatic. I don't really drive enthusiastically in this car because....well, it's like driving in sand with deflated tires. I never thought I'd say this, and perhaps its just me getting older (26), but driving my car feels very tedious lately. I don't have any friends with stick shift cars so I can't really just drive other vehicles to really know. My first car was a 95 r33 gtst skyline that was a blast to drive, so maybe i'm just not in the right vehicle? and for those who will inevitable say it, i had to sell the gtst because i moved back to the states.
Before the launch of the new Cadillac Blackwing sedans with manual standard, Cadillac has released internal researching on the popularity of manual transmissions in the US. The Harris Poll was commissioned to do this research.
Essentially Cadillac's product planners had to figure out if a case could be made for releasing the upcoming Blackwing cars in manual, and commissioned this research to figure it out.
The original slide deck can be found here: Manual Transmission Study 30Oct2020 - Google Slides
I'm constantly giving my family crap for not paying attention to what they're doing while driving. Its too easy for people to just slap the thing in drive then play with the infotainment system or let their brains wander into outer space. No one listens to me even after they cause an accident even though I'm a truck driver.
I say mandate manual transmission and crank up the difficulty on driving tests to keep shitty drivers off the road. Its a skill that everyone can learn (barring physical handicaps) as long as you're willing to focus on your driving.
Before anyone cries "this would exclude women from driving", I have female coworkers who also drive truck. Physical handicaps would exempt you from the rule.
I'm trying to teach my fiancee how to drive my cars (partly to try to sell her on how fun they are, but mostly for practical purposes). After doing our first lesson of engaging first gear in a parking lot, I started to think it would be easier to help her understand what she's doing and why if she had a basic understanding of a car's drive train and why we need to shift in the first place, and then an overview of how a manual trans does that.
I have sort of tried to give her such an overview myself (and arguably should try harder since I want to teach after I retire), but A) I suck at explaining things to people I love cuz I have a have an irrationally short temper, and B) I just think an illustrated (or better yet animated) explanation from a pro could do this much more justice.
... So yeah, that's the long-winded explanation. Anyone have any ideas?
EDIT: Oh lawd the people trying to psycho-analyze me and our relationship... There is zero drama here (the temper thing was just an aside), so I'm not soliciting relationship advice lol. Some of you may be right that such a video wouldn't be necessary, but I think there is some value in it and it would help me explain what's going on. And if not, not harm done.
Also is there a difference between the prevalence of either in commercial/industrial vehicles vs private cars?
Basically title, I've ran into several websites that list different options as standard, optional, or not available for the Touring / GT. From what I gather is the manual is only available for Sport and Touring models. You cannot get a sunroof with Touring and heated seats are optional. Is that correct? I just sold my 15' STI and we have a 19' Crosstrek, so I'm replacing my car with another manual transmission. I'm between a 2015-2018 Mazda3 S GT and the Mazda6, personally I like the 6's styling better. But I'm not seeing a way to get the features I/wife want from it. (manual, sunroof, heated seats, backup camera) the Mazda3 S GT will get us those but sacrificing space, we currently have a 2 month old and I see some complaints on space in it. We're both short at 5'5", and we don't carry any additional passengers in our cars. So just a small family of 3. Roof rack/cargo box is also an option we're thinking about to add space for our road trips.
In my region (southern Seacoast New England, Maine/New Hampshire) the amount of affordable manual transmission vehicles has essentially dried up, they’re all either sludgebox planetary automatics or that accursed, loathsome CVT which utterly sucks and should be completely exterminated (why yes, I loathe automatics, thanks for asking ;) )
My current daily is a DSG automatic and that’s as far as I’ll go into an automatic, it’s as close as I can get to a manual without actually being a manual, but I really miss that third pedal...
The only manuals I can find that are affordable are either extremely high mileage, in unreliable brands, or in poor shape, manuals with low mileage are carrying a price premium...
And considering the nearly viral proliferation of the CVT (which I will NEVER own, I’ll walk first...) I might be stuck with my DSG, it may not have that beloved third pedal, but it’s as close as I can get...
Death to the CVT!
With how messed up the Focus RS rollout was with dealerships being absolute morons (can we abolish the dealership model already?), and the push for even tighter emissions standards, will the US ever see a next gen hot hatch like the RS?
With the new RS failing to meet emissions in Europe and Ford going back to the drawing board with a rumored hybrid that most likely won't allow for manual transmission, I feel like we will never see a 350hp AWD manual hot hatch again.
Will we be stuck having to find good deals on a used Focus RS? Or have to hope to win the lotto to have enough throw-away money to buy some custom rally hatch?
Does anyone know how long it takes for a shop to fix a P2005 code Intake Manifold Runner Control Stuck Open Bank 2. It's a 2017 ford mustang.
I'm just kinda in a crunch for time because I'm in the military and tomorrow I have a duty day (24 hour work day) and then I go on leave the next morning at 7am and I'd like to have a working vehicle to be able to see my family
Anyone willing to let me use their beater stick shift in a parking lot or something so that I can get some practice in? Or does anyone feel passionately enough to give me a 30 min crash course on driving a manual?
I’ll bring you a snack or drink or something as a token of thanks for your time.
Weird question, does anyone else have a hard time finding a comfortable position that also lets you clutch and shift well? I feel like my seat is too high but its not adjustable
I have a 2013 Scion FR-S manual with about 34k miles on it, I bought it used with around 25k miles, no other problems with maintenance, but I had a lot of play when it was in gear (side to side movement) and I was going to replace the shifter springs, but right before I was able to get them, I wasn't able to put the car into first or second gear. Pretty much like the worst lockout you've ever seen and it still wasn't able to go in to gear. So I took it to a shop and they're saying it probably needs a new transmission, I'm just confused on why this is happening, I have no warranty so I'll be paying out of pocket, and I've never done anything to harm the transmission, I've done pulls here and there but never money shifted or grinded gears. And for the most part I drive pretty conservatively. Any thoughts, suggestions, or opinions are greatly appreciated!
Well, I ride manual transmission motorbikes, ofc, as I don't see electric vehicles, at least in the 2 wheeler market completely take over anytime soon. Though, EVs tend to have automatic transmission, and Kawasaki is building an EV that has manual. What could the possibile logic be behind this?
From what I have heard, gears can:-
I might be wrong. What's your take on it?
OK, here's the deal I'm round about 60 and I drive a manual trans car. I've been doing since I was about 20. I am gob-smacked at the number of men who are amazed that I can manage two feet and two hands to drive my car. REALLY? I don't know why this bothers me this much. Are there any other two-feet, two hand drivers bothered as well?
Update: I am still looking for someone! Preferably available anytime during the week. I want to learn ASAP and I’ll probably only need one day of your time!
Hi all! I (23/F) am looking to purchase a 05 VW Bug with a 4 speed transmission. I’ve never driven stick, so I need someone to come with me to pick the car up from the dealership and teach me in a parking lot nearby. I’m willing to pay of course!
PM me if this is possible!