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You Can Still Love Manual Transmissions No Matter What The Corporate Stooges Say

You Can Still Love Manual Transmissions No Matter What The Corporate Stooges Say

The love of manual transmissions among automotive journalists has become something of a cliché. I absolutely understand that. That cliché has likely become more intense as the number of manual cars available for sale dwindles every year, becoming more and more niche. Recently, I’ve noticed a strain of criticism about…

More Cars Should Abandon Infotainment Screens For A Nice Smartphone Mount

More Cars Should Abandon Infotainment Screens For A Nice Smartphone Mount

If you read about the demise of Datsun, you might also just be realising Datsun is (was) still around as a low-budget brand. One way it was keeping prices down: Omitting centre-console screens for simple phone mounts. That seems like something more cars could adopt across the board.

The Trucks Are Too Damn Big

The Trucks Are Too Damn Big

When I enter my neighbourhood I am always shocked at the number of vehicles my neighbours park outside on the driveway instead of in the relative warmth and comfort of their garage. Every house in my neighbourhood has an attached garage with room for at least two cars. This isn’t…