Honda Spreading Manual Transmission Love

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Honda program teaches young drivers to use manual transmission
Passing the stick to the next generation, with the help of vintage cars
With the manual transmission becoming less common as time goes on, there are fewer opportunities to learn how to use it and subsequently order a car with one. In response to this, Honda hosted an experience in the Los Angeles area near Angeles Crest Highway called "Shifting Gears." There Honda brought out a bunch of its own manual-equipped cars to teach people how to use a manual transmission.

Honda had some cool cars available, too. In addition to new cars such as the Accord, Civic and Fit, the company brought out some older models such as an early Civic CVCC, a Prelude Type SH, and the hardcore S2000 CR. The event included low-speed areas to teach those with little to no experience how to handle a manual, and those with more experience could drive the cars on the Angeles Crest Highway, the road where we got our first taste of the new Civic Si.
https://www.autoblog.com/2018/04/20/honda-manual-transmission-driver-education-shifting-gears/

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I would love to take that Civic CVCC out for a spin. That mustard color reminds me of all the bee poop on everyone's cars in SoCal.
lmao....no doubt. I think it's great that Honda is doing this. It would be great if they offered Type R and Si owners a similar program to what Ford offers for a one time high performance driving course.
 

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great initiative! They should do the same in China, where manuals are completely disappearing.
 

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Way to market Honda vehicles to the next generation!
 

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Hope they bring it to my city, along with the Type-R
 



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This is great. I signed up for a couple of sessions at some driving school, to get access to a stick shift car, not really for a lesson but just to rehash. I don't remember how much but it was not cheap.
 

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It's interesting to see what they said about the 1999 Si and I would agree. You hit VTEC at 5500 RPM and it's dramatic but the power is just not there.
And it doesn't handle as well as the newer Civics.

But wow 200 miles. It doesn't get cleaner than that!
 

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great initiative! They should do the same in China, where manuals are completely disappearing.
Wouldn't that be due to how insane your traffic is? A manual would make zero sense in that.
 

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Should have brought out an 8th gen Si as well. That motor was one of the best ever.
 

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Honda program teaches young drivers to use manual transmission
Apparently the turnout was super low and this program has been cancelled for future dates
. :(:confused1::cry:
 

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