Will manual transmissions become extinct?

With manual transmissions accounting for just 3.8 per cent of all new vehicles being sold in the United States in 2010, the argument that manual cars could be on the way out is a pervasive one with many for seeing the transmission completely phased out in as little as 10 years time.

With a fervent league of supporters arguing there will always be a place for manual cars, it really remains to be seen whether the manual car will go the same way as the audio cassette and a roll of Kodak film. Continue reading