Last month, a turning point in automotive history was reached when electric vehicles outsold ones with manual transmissions. According to JD Power, stick-shifts accounted for 1.1 percent of new cars sold in America, while EVs accounted for 1.9 percent. The future looks bleak for the standard trans, indeed. Should we try to preserve this disappearing skill? Just enjoy it while we can? Welcome the march of technology?
What should we do about the manual transmission?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What job well done are you thankful for?”
The best answer this week was about what just might be the finest car ever engineered. It came from Alan and was about the Lexus LS, a car where no detail was overlooked, no expense spared, and everything overbuilt.