manual transmission


: a system for changing gears that has to be operated by the driver
I can't drive her car because it has a manual transmission instead of an automatic transmission.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The mill was considered the car’s Achilles’ heel upon its initial release, but at least here it’s mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 28 Apr. 2023 That decision would coincide with picking the standard manual transmission, of course. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 24 Mar. 2023 The famous mill was mated to a four-speed manual transmission that sent all of its 425 horses to the rear wheels. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 12 Apr. 2023 After checking the books, Subaru decided to stop offering a four-door sedan and the manual transmission, in favor of making what 73 percent of its Impreza customers were buying: hatchbacks with CVTs. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 4 Apr. 2023 Jeep clutch overheating creates fire risk Jeep is recalling 69,201 manual transmission Wrangler and Gladiator vehicles because the clutch may overheat and cause the pressure plate to fracture, an NHTSA report said. Orlando Mayorquin, USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2023 That's because Subaru has eliminated both the sedan body style and the standard manual transmission, meaning its new starting price of $24,085 is $3270 higher than the cheapest version of last year's Impreza. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 23 Feb. 2023 Enlarge Aurich Lawson Despite car enthusiasts' best efforts, the manual transmission’s days are numbered. Steven Ewing, Ars Technica, 13 Feb. 2023 Mini added the manual transmission back to the lineup last year, but only on the three-door hardtop models. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 18 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Manual transmission.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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