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Lady Effingbroke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 01:00 PM
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19. By 2012, only 6% of all vehicles sold in US will have manual transmissions
"The stick shift an automotive mainstay since the invention of the horseless carriage is slowly going the way of the tailfin and carburetor.

Thanks to technological advances and drivers looking for an easier way to navigate congested roadways, the old standard manual transmission doesnt come standard much anymore.

One more generation and youll probably have people who have absolutely no idea what a three-pedal car does, said Bill Visnic, senior technical editor of Wards AutoWorld, an automotive trade magazine.

By 2012, just 6 percent of all vehicles sold in the North American market will have manual transmissions, according to a forecast by Germanys ZF Industries, the worlds largest independent transmission maker."

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