Looking into the future of the stick shift

02/12/2013 | TorqueNews.com

Carmakers are turning away from manual transmission amid reduced demand, but technology may find a way to simultaneously satisfy the average driver and the stick-shift enthusiast. The answer is dual-clutch automatics, which let the driver select the desired mode. "The up shifts are much faster than a manual transmission car. The downshifts are also faster, but more importantly, they are also perfect every time," John Goreham writes.

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