Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has issued a recall notice today for 12,732 cars produced between
Being based on the exisiting Toyota Raize, an aftermarket TRD body kit is already available for those
This is the one with the CVT gearbox but Toyota promises it will be fun to drive.The GR Yaris RS is powered
If the 2020 Toyota Harrier isn’t enough for your taste, Gazoo Racing (GR) just released a sporty-looking
Already debuted in Indonesia, the facelift is now available for those looking for a more aggressive looking
Honda City E variant with Modulo Body Kit picturedYes, you read right, Honda Malaysia is having a special
Japan featuring a new Plasma Yellow Pearl colour, a new front end, and new feature called e-Active Shift
wikimedia.orgThe most primitive form of a paddle shift system was first seen in 1901, which was invented
South Korea and Singapore.Hyundai’s IVT aims to simulate the driving experience of a car with sequential
The stick shift can be had with either the 1.0- or 1.2-litre engine.
You would have to shift down to 4th for more effective engine braking.
But the Lego Group has a solution for us with the Lego Technic Lamborghini Sian FKP 37.The Lamborghini
Tasked to handle power transfer is a Samsonas sequential transmission.Other mods fitted to keep this
This Modellista body kit is designed specifically for the Toyota Raize - aka Daihatsu Rocky - in Japan
suspension.Beyond whats leaked so far, it remains to be seen what else will the GR-ified Raize get.TRD kit
The stick shift is available on the lower and mid-spec versions of the Raize and Rocky, not on the GR
in deep.Its built around a carbon-fibre monocoque tub.Mated to the turbocharged engine is a 7-speed Sequential
These are questions youll undoubtedly ask, so well answer them for you in this article.Base X variant
gauges include an active variable LED red zone which varies according to engine oil temperature, and a shift
getting all the attention in Malaysia but over in Indonesia, things are getting a bit more exciting for
If you think that the Drive68 body kit on the all-new Nissan Almera is just a little too tame for you
What is Toyotas Direct Shift CVT?
The start is light and fast, the CVT gearbox is not dull, and the power output is in one go.At 1700 rpm
, hence the E-CVT name.There’s still the usual Park, Reverse, Neutral, and Drive modes on the shift-by-wire
can check out this Modellista RAV4 at their Toyota 4S showroom in Balakong, Selangor.The Modellista kit
Wuling in China has launched another car known as the Wuling Victory and word is that the car is set for
for the Toyota Corolla Cross.Wait, THE HKS?
includes the following: Cosworth co-drivers display Full UK registration Winmax brake pads Fuel sample kit
Ter Studios, a Thai body kit supplier, recently gave the 2020 Honda City a visual makeover with the Drive68
Hilux who feel their pick-up truck is a little too humdrum can now look towards Modellistas latest kit
I’ve been driving for 40 years. I’ve owned one automatic in that time for just under 2 years, as part of my mid-life crisis. It was a 2.0 Subaru Impreza with full body kit and the WRC decals on. Bought it from a friend. My wife of less than a year left me (also leaving me with rather large debts), taking my 1.9 diesel manual car (which I subsequently got back). That car was thirsty as hell - around town I’d get around 22mpg, on a motorway at 60mph I could eke it out to 27mpg. By comparison, my diesel manual could get approx 40mpg around town and around 55mpg on a motorway at 60mph. Best I ever got in that car was 60mpg at an average of 60mph over a distance of 170 miles. I had more range in the tank at the end of the drive than I did when I set off. Now I have a 1.0L manual Ford Focus. My wife has a 1.4L Audi A1 automatic. I love driving my Focus and I like driving my wife’s Audi (notice the difference). In my Focus, in hard acceleration (not that it has much of it, but I can still redline it in 2nd), I can shift from 2nd to 5th if I choose to (the 1.9 diesel I had - well it had so much torque and acceleration that I could (and sometimes did) shift from 1st to 6th. I could even pull away from a standing start on the flat in 4th gear)). Going down the box, I can go from 5th to 3th and feel the engine braking and how it affects the car. I don’t get that in my wife’s Audi. If I leave it in full auto mode, it goes 1–2–3–4–5–6–7 or 7–6–5–4–3–2–1. If I put it in manual mode, I can change up whenever I feel like it, but if I change up too early, the electronics say “no chance. You’re not going fast enough for the next gear so I’m staying where I am thank you very much”. If I want to change down manually, I flip the paddles. But there’s no noticeable engine braking. And I still have to do it sequentially. But if I forget to do it, the box will change down automatically. So it’s not really in manual mode is it? Eventually, with the condition I have in my “clutch” ankle, I may well end up driving an auto. But for now, the manual suits me fine. Two things an auto can’t do though. One, I live on a fairly steep hill. In icy conditions, I can get my car off the drive to go down hill but stay in reverse gear whilst going forwards, gently riding the clutch to keep the speed low. Can’t do that in an auto. It’s 269 feet according to Google Earth’s measuring tool so there’s no real danger of burning the clutch out. I’ve lived in this house for 31 years and in all my years of driving I’ve never had a clutch or gearbox change. But two, if by some chance I can’t start my manual car because maybe the battery is a bit flat, I can turn the ignition on and get the car rolling downhill. Clutch down, gear lever in 2nd. Get up to 10–15 mph and bang the clutch out. Hey presto, the car starts and off I go. Drive for 20–30 miles and the battery is fully charged. You’ll never be able to do that in an automatic.
In my opinion it depends on the clutch. Automatic shifting involves two tasks: 1. determining the right moment and choosing the right gear. 2. executing the gear change. And most manual gearboxes have a clutch which requires attention. So, if a sequential gearbox includes an automated clutch, it is semi automatic.