“Shifting Gears” to Celebrate the Manual Transmission

April 25th, 2018 by

“Shifting Gears” to Celebrate the Manual Transmission

“Shifting Gears” to Celebrate the Manual Transmission

Back on April 20, 2018, Honda invited a bunch of media and social influencers to their “Shifting Gears” event in the San Gabriel Mountains, where they were introduced to, or reacquainted with, the thrill of driving a manual transmission. First time stick-shifters were given lessons, and the more seasoned manual transmission aficionados got to tackle the thrilling southern California roads. Plus, they got to experience both new and vintage Honda models, such as the Honda Civic CVCC, Prelude SH, S2000 and others. Check out #DriveManual on social media to see what the participants shared about their “Shifting Gears” experience!

“There’s something special, something intimate and pure about being in complete control of your car…In a fast-coming world of autonomy, we mustn’t forget some of the simple joys that have been part of driving since the very beginning.” – Sage Marie, Assistant Vice President of Honda communications.

There are several manual transmissions options in the Honda lineup, including the Honda Fit (Sport and EX), Civic Sedan (LX and EX-T), Civic Coupe (LX and EX-T), Civic Hatchback (LX and Sport), Accord (Sport 1.5T and 2.0T sedans), HR-V (LX and EX) and of course, the sporty Civic Type R and Si Coupe and Sedan.

Thinking about quitting the CVT? This video gives a nice high level overview of how to understand, and operate, a manual transmission (and why so many people love it). With the current popularity of automotive autonomy, it’s refreshing to still have the option to truly connect with, and control, your vehicle.

For more information on Honda vehicles, (manual or automatic), give us a call or contact us at Keenan Honda in Doylestown, PA.