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RE: American's and stick shifts (long)
> An interesting article in today's WSJ. Seems like a trend that will help
> keep used quattro prices depressed in the US. Hip hop hooray!
> Matt Pfeffer
> Americans Shift Down and Out
> Of Once-Popular Manual Transmissions
> By SARA KEHAULANI GOO
> Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
> Cell phones may be the last nail in the coffin of the stick shift.
... golly gee ... on my 1991 v8q I can use the phone with both hands on the
wheel, or one on the wheel and the other on the shifter. The only time I
might have to look away from the road is to dial the phone. I don't condone
use of the cell phone while on the road, but the hands-free technology has
been around for many years.
I read a while back that at least in the San Francisco Bay Area of
California that sticks have been making somewhat of a comeback of late ...
San Jose, CA (USA)
... can't even remember the last time that I drove a slushbox ...