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That is a beauty! It's gotta have a manual transmission or paddle shifters in it tho! Only way to drive it!

You’re in command and in control with either the 6-speed manual transmission or the available Sport Lineartronic™ Transmission with paddle shifters in the Subaru WRX.#SubaruQatar #adventure #stylish #attractive #Subaru #Qatar #Car #Qatar_Cars #Cars

The #Fit Sport with Navi comes with manual transmission or five-speed automatic with paddle shifters...Read... http://tinyurl.com/yl7n95f

Don't know if I want a manual transmission car or automatic with paddle shifters

I did a search on @AutoTrader_com for Lexus IS250 with a manual transmission and more than half the results are automatics which is clear either by the paddle shifters or auto gear shift. What gives? @DougDeMuro @HooviesGarage @SaveTheManual

Paddles shifters ɪи cars or manual transmission ? via @GoPollGo

You dey try add to the price or what??

Paddle or Quick shifters b some semiautomatic system in vehicles either Motor or Car that makes a driver feels like he or she is using a manual transmission vehicle.I ain't adding it to the price ma guy...ebi very good feature about cars of late and you can find it ard the steer

6-speed manual transmission or paddle shifter? Take a quick look at the improvments the new Corolla Hatchback has in comparison to the iM! >>> #ToyotaCorolla #Hatchback #CorollaiM

Would also really appreciate an actual temperature gauge, maybe an oil pressure gauge, voltmeter. I'm not a huge fan of trouble lights for stuff like that

manual transmission or paddle shifters Q&A Review

If you combine a paddle shifter kit with a sequential (+/-) manual transmission (like the one found on motorcycles and race cars), does the make the sequential now a semi-automatic transmission?

To my thinking the sequential transmission function doesn’t change whether the overall system is automatic, manual, or semi-automatic. It just limits the available shift options to up or down one ratio, rather than having all ratios available all the time. The larger components of auto/manual debate (mainly clutch activation and gear selection control) are the major drivers of that classification, not whether the operator can skip a gear.

Do paddle shifters in sports mode in a CVT car make it behave like a manual transmission?

Thanks for the A2A ,Rishabh,... The paddle shifters in sports mode are provided to override the typical rpms at which the CVTs 'shift' gear. The CVT in its typical configuration is designed to upshift at a conservative rpm saving fuel economy. Engaging the sports mode and using the paddle shifter gives you the control over when you upshift/ downshift. Though this action gives you more control over your CVT, it isn't exactly like a manual transmission, because you still dont have control over the clutch position. There are certain instances in regular driving where you have to drive in 'part clutch' mode. This advantage is lost in any CVT/ AMT transmission. However, the gearshifts themselves are pretty instantaneous (in the order of milli seconds) which do provide an advantage over manuals. Hope I could be of help.

Why does Porsche still sell manual transmission vehicles when nobody really knows how to drive one anymore?

Because I’m their demographic (mid-40s professional), and there’s no f***ing way I’m paying $125k for a car with an automatic transmission. Automatic transmissions are for the drooling and lazy, and/or those who want to ,pretend, that they own a racing car. I hate cars that are ,pretending, to be something they’re not., I actually do own a racing car, and if/when I buy a new 911 or Cayman, I know it’s ,not, really a racing car. It’s a street car, which has a different mission: Optimized for fun, not for lap times. And on the street, three pedals are fun and PDK is boring. If I’m driving a modern car fast enough that downshifting is too much cognitive load going into a corner, then I’m going ,way, too fast for a public road. Note, too, that Porsche’s actual customer race car, the GT3 used in Mobil Supercup, uses a sequential gearbox rather than the PDK design. So don’t buy that “oh, race cars have paddle-shifters” trope. The fact that most other people don’t even know how to drive my manual-transmission car? That’s even ,more, fun. Skills mastery is fun. I want the sports car *I* want, which means three pedals. Porsche and Aston Martin get this.

Can an automatic transmission car with paddle shifters reach the same speed as a manual transmission car?

It depends on whether the transmission has a lockup clutch. If it does, there will be no difference in final upper speed. The Lockup Torque Converter Because the only connection between two sides of a torque converter is a fluid connection, there is always a little slippage, running from about 2-8%. To increase efficiency and gas mileage, most modern automatic transmissions also have something called a lockup clutch (aka, torque converter clutch). It works like this. As the speed of the car nears 40 miles per hour, the highly pressurized transmission fluid is channeled through the transmission shaft and activates a clutch piston. This metal pin locks the turbine to the impeller, in effect bypassing the torque converter. It remains this way until the vehicle slows below 40 mph, at which point the clutch piston disengages and the torque converter kicks in again. Simple, right?

What's the name of a manual transmission with paddle shifters?

Pasi Leino, is on the right track, but let me refine their answer a bit. First, we need to understand the very basics of how a transmission works and what it does. What does a transmission do? It converts the circular revolutions of the engine to turning the wheels of a car. All the stuff happening in the engine (and you’ll have to see my other answers for those explanations) results in the crankshaft spinning in a circle, facing the back or the side of the car. We could remove the transmission (and many electric cars don’t have one!), but combustion engines can only spin so fast, and we want to be able to go faster than 30mph. So transmissions have gears with different ratios so that the engine may spin once and the wheels turn twice or in a different gear the engine may spin once and the wheels turn half a rotation. That’s a bit of a subject for another time, but suffice it to say, it translates engine motion into wheels that spin. Rear wheel drive diagram of a drivetrain for simplicity’s sake. So knowing that, we know that we need to be able to change those ratios as we drive around. That means we’ll need to disconnect the engine from the transmission for a moment while we select another gear, right? A traditional manual transmission uses a clutch and pedal to accomplish this. Essentially, there’s two plates with grabby stuff (friction material) that press against each other - the clutch disc and the pressure plate. When you push the clutch pedal, you are, quite literally, prying them apart. We differentiate automatic and manual transmission by whether they use a torque converter or not. An automatic utilizes a torque converter, and a manual utilizes a clutch. Traditional clutch assembly, with the pressure plate on the left in red, the clutch discs in the middle (with the springy-things on the hub) and the flywheel on the right (with all the teeth on it). An exploded view of a torque converter When automatics were invented - and modern automatic transmissions resemble those original automatics only at the most basic levels - they realized that they needed a smooth way to shift, and that a physical coupling wasn’t going to work. They ended up putting two fans in a bath. And I’m not kidding. This is a torque converter: It utilizes a method called “fluid coupling” - basically, you submerge two fans in a viscous fluid (a viscous fluid is thick and harder to move), and when you spin one, the other will spin because the fluid that gets moved by the first one will push the second one. I won’t get into the details of torque converters, but that’s pretty much how they work. That’s why your automatic shifts so much more smoothly than even the best driven manual with a clutch. A Ferrari F355 F1, one of the first cars available with a semi-automatic transmission. Originally, paddle shifted cars like the Ferrari F355 F1 utilized automated manual transmissions, sometimes called “semi-automatic transmissions.” Magnetti-Marelli made this transmission, and it was a full-on regular manual with a clutch, they just removed the pedal and actuated it with hydraulics. Same with the shifter. The Interior of the F355 F1 - not the tiny aluminum T handle where the shifter would normally be, and the black paddles on the steering wheel. The exposed F1 transmission of the F355 F1 and a statement of repair bills. That type of transmission ,was, much faster than a human can shift a manual, but it was rough, each shift was harsh, and bluntly they broke ,a lot,. The F355 is a maintenance nightmare, and the F1 transmission makes it vastly worse. Some of that is due to Ferrari being Ferrari in the 1990s, and some of that is due to the fact that it was a first generation technology (time and experience always makes things better), but eventually, people figured out that there were better ways to do it. Let’s pause and take inventory. We’ve established what a transmission is for, how a manual transmission works, how an automatic transmission works, and what the difference is between them. That’s a lot of information for a question that only asked for the name of something, but it will help you understand the answer. So those better ways to do it? Someone (or some group of people) sat down and said “If we redesigned a manual transmission, ignoring the limits placed on it by a ,human, having to operate it, how could it be better?” Great question, and it led to the development of what’s called a dual-clutch transmission, or more commonly known as a DSG (direct shift gearbox). See, humans only have two legs, and one is operating the accelerator (gas) and brake pedals, leaving only one to operate the clutch. Driving a car is pretty complex, despite how we take it for granted; it uses both our feet and both our hands with at least two simultaneous controls (pedal and wheel) and sometimes as many as four (clutch pedal, gas pedal, steering wheel, and gear shifter). What if we didn’t have to limit it to a single clutch pedal? See, the thinking is, part of the time it takes to shift is separating those clutch plates so the transmission can select another gear, and then letting those plates come back together, but what if you could do both of those things at once? Use two clutches! Once for the even numbered gears, 2, 4, and 6, and one for odd numbered gears, 1, 3, and 5. Each set of gears has its own clutch plates so that when you shift from first gear to second gear, it can engage the even gear clutch at the same time its disengaging the odd gear clutch! Now, this is too complex from a human to do while operating a car, so we put all this stuff under control of a computer, and the shifter in the cabin looks like an automatic transmission with Park, Drive, Reverse, and probably Sport, but this is the kind of clutch that you see most often with paddle shifters. When you pull one, it sends a command to the computer controlling the transmission telling it to shift. There’s not mechanical linkage here at all, it’s sheerly electronic, and could be a button, a paddle, a pull on the shifter, or even a voice-activated input (well, not likely that last one, but they ,could,). Now, these days, it’s not uncommon for sporty cars with full-on regular automatics - like my car, a 2009 BMW 335i with the ZF 6HP electronic automatic transmission - to have paddle shifters, too. There’s one other kind of transmission, called a CVT, or Continuously Variable Transmission, but I won’t cover that in depth here. Suffice it to say, instead of a clutch ,or, a torque converter, it’s basically a belt on a cone that lets the belt move up and down, with the size of the cone determining the gear ratio. There’s advantages and disadvantages to it, but in practical application as of March 2020, they’re flopping piles of crap limited to mediocre economy cars, and I strongly advise against buying one. tl;dr - ,It’s probably a DCT, or dual-clutch transmission (DSG if it’s a Volkswagen), but it might be a regular old automatic. Depends on the car!

If you had to stop a car on a road with no brakes and only the use of your steering wheel, could you do something to help yourself slow down?

If you got into this kind of trouble these are the main things you need to follow Primary checklist Do not panic, it makes things worse Do not shut down your engine. If you do so you will lose all the hydraulics ( steering, all hydraulic braking) Warn your fellow drivers by flashing headlights and hazard lights Make sure all your passengers are buckled up and are on relaxed positions ( completely on backrest and head on the headrest First thing you have to do is disengage your ABS if possible. Continuously pump your brake paddle and try if you can gain even a small amount of braking. If you are using a car with a ,manual transmission,, my friend you are very lucky and got a great choice. What you have to do is gradually downshifting. Engine braking helps to reduce your speed. Make sure you are not on high RPM. High RPM will result in losing control of your car. If you are around 5000 RPM upshift without hesitating. Once you get around 20KMpH ( 12MpH ) hold the parking brake release button and gently engage and disengage it and get to a stop. If that also fails, downshift until you reach 10 Kmph (6MpH) and hit any tree. Make sure you and your passengers are not holding steering wheel or any other rigid things in your car before crashing. Unfortunately, if you don’t find any tree, shift to reverse gear and gently release the clutch. This may damage your gearbox. If you are using a car with an ,automatic transmission with paddle shifter or AMT,, switch to sport mode which activates paddle shifter and do the same as in manual transmission. If you ,don't have a paddle shifter or AMT,, you are screwed, my friend. At this situation what you can do is leaving the car like that without accelerating. Engine braking will help but its uncontrollable. Other tips: You can make short drifts or a J-turn if possible. It reduces your speed. Whatever manoeuvres you do, do it gently else you may lose control on your vehicle. If you have small plants of like 10 to 15 cm go on them. Make sure they won’t puncture your tyres. Flat tyres may result in uncontrollable drag to the punctured side. Once you get your vehicle to a stop evacuate and place the warn triangle and call for a tow and your mechanic.

How did it evolve that Americans drive automatics and Europeans manuals/stick shifts?

It is yet another common but untrue “Europe is superior” belief like ‘our cheese and beer are better’ - my wife and I both only ever owned manual transmission cars until 2017 and we have owned a lot of cars Manual transmission are cheaper and easier to build and for decades, Europe made smaller, cheaper cars, in smaller, older factories. Most didn’t even offer automatics. US automatic transmission are just better, yes even better than Eaton’s automatic transmissions. They were used in military tanks and dragsters. Even a 60’s turbo-hydromatic could withstand racing or use in police interceptors or city buses and still last for 100,000 miles (161,000 km) Asia still has a ways to go in making robust, reliable automatics and Europe’s best offering is now a German manual transmission with an automatic clutch and paddle shifters for 6 or 8 times higher cost. America is just much larger and much emptier place than Europe. Our car industry, for years, made big, metal prairie schooners to haul the family hundreds of miles across empty places. The reason I finally bought a vehicle with an automatic is, my daily commute started to include 2.5 hours of very slow traffic, over 20 miles. We would move 2 meters and stop, over and over again. The truck-strength, clutch spring on my German manual transmission was crippling in that situation and the clutch plates became worn all too quickly. My new automatic was much easier to use in that kind of traffic and was unperturbed by idling in gear.

Will stick shift (manual transmission) go away completely?

Back when there were only two choices available, automatic or manual, the manual was always a better choice for either performance or fuel economy. Econoboxes with manual transmissions always got a few more miles per gallon on the highway than their automatic counterparts. On the other end of the market, supercars and performance cars always had manual transmissions because they provided faster acceleration than automatic transmissions, plus they gave the driver control of gear changes. Over the years, automatic transmissions improved. Torque converters became more efficient, gear changes became faster and paddle shifters became more prevalent. Now acceleration times were nearly identical if not a smidge faster in the automatic. MPG improved due to torque converter lockout at highway speeds. Then came the CVT. The CVT was perfect for the econo boxes due to its infinite gear ratio which allowed the engine to stay in its efficiency peak most of the time. The manual now no longer gets the better mile per gallon, so in the econo box segment of the market there is really no reason for most people concerned with MPG to get the manual anymore. On the performance end of the market, dual clutch and sequential transmissions are now the norm. They provide quicker acceleration than the manual with just as much driver control. Further, the engineers can program launch control into the transmission. A manual just can't keep up anymore. Death knell number two for the manual. And lastly, with CVTs, automatics, sequential transmissions, all of these transmissions are computer controlled along with the engine. The entire drive train is able to be manipulated, not just the engine. This allows the engineers complete control over the emissions of the vehicle which in this day and age are strictly regulated. So basically it's being killed by better technology. The only thing that's keeping it alive is nostalgia, and I am extremely nostalgic for manual transmissions. Every single car I've owned from my first to my current car for the past 30 years has been a manual and will continue to be a manual until I can no longer drive or they are no longer available. I love the control that it gives me, the feeling of the shifter snicking through the gears, the sound the engine makes, trail braking while heel and toeing, double clutching, rev matching while down shifting. All those things make driving enjoyable and fun and not just a mundane activity that you must endure.

Why do people buy cars with manual transmissions? Why not just use automatic transmissions for all cars?

It's the art of driving. Not many people can drive a manual car well (at least in the US) and there is skill and judgement involved in the timing of upshift and downshift, how fast to let out the clutch and how much pressure to put on the accelerator. Many high performance cars now have dual clutch automatics and paddle shifters and are clearly faster than any manual being driven by even a professional driver. But the art of driving has its pleasures beyond getting from point A to point B quickly. It's like someone who enjoys cooking and would rather cut everything by hand rather than jamming it into a Cuisinart. Or a top-notch painter who prefers using a brush freehand rather than spray and tape. I've ridden in manual cars driven by excellent drivers and it's impressive.

Why are cars with automatic transmission so popular in the US?

Modern automatics are superior. This wasn’t always the case, I know the purists will hate this answer, but the reality is that modern autos paired with the computer-controlled engines produced today are a better pairing than those same engines are to a manual transmission. In the old days, back when throttles were cable-actuated, your timing was set with a lever, and your idle and air mixture was set with a screw, I would take a stick over an auto any day. But these days, it’s a step backwards. In today’s vehicles, everything goes through the ECU; when you press the gas pedal, you aren’t pulling a cable that opens the throttle anymore - the pedal is just an input device that tells the computer how much gas to give the engine. Automatic transmissions are fully in sync with these systems. They last longer, shift faster, and in general do a better job of keeping the vehicle performance optimal for the conditions you’re driving in. Back when I had my last Corvette, if I wanted the fun of manual shifting I could use the paddle shifters, which would change gears with a touch - faster than any human could possibly do manually with a clutch, while still giving me full control of what gear I was in. Originally, the automatic transmission was the one you didn’t want. They were more sluggish, got worse mileage, and were basically for old ladies and young drivers who didn’t know how to drive without burning the clutch. But today, the automatic, especially automatics paired with paddle shifters or auto stick functions, have surpassed the manual in every single way - to the point where I wouldn’t even consider buying a manual if the same vehicle is available with an auto.

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