Tag: 5-speeds

By on May 3, 2014

stick1

5 cars – 5 sticks = 0 Customer Demand

I hate looking at that equation. But these days, it’s about as true for the car business as Georgia is hot. An older stickshift vehicle that isn’t an all out sports car will sit at a retail lot for months on end.

Nobody knows how to drive them except for those folks who are either too middle-aged, too arthritic, or too affluent to buy an older car with a manual transmission.

Don’t believe me? Well, here’s five vehicles that have become the equivalent of heavyweight paperweights at my humble abode. The funny thing is I like driving them all… I just wish I wasn’t two stickshifts away from driving a different handshaker every day of the week.

They are…. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Russycle: CVCC was kinda cool tech, as it allowed Hondas to pass emissions on leaded gas long after other cars...
  • eggsalad: From my recollection, the big downfall of the Mitsubishi-Dodges (and Plymouths) was getting them serviced....
  • 28-Cars-Later: “The ICE would be a bad choice for an iphone as would a nuclear reactor.” I would camp out...
  • 28-Cars-Later: I see your point. I suspect the “status quo” as it were is what’s best overall for...
  • Russycle: There is a Pinto resemblance. I really like the coupe’s looks now, but did not back in the day....

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Jo Borras
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber