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How to drive manual

Though it's certainly intimidating, anyone can drive a manual transmission with a little practice and a lot of patience. Check out our simple how-to guide for a quick explanation of the benefits of driving a manual and instructions on how to properly do it.


First drive: 2015 Lexus NX

The 2015 Lexus NX comes in two distinctly different flavors, but we suspect that the NX 200t F-Sport is the only one you’ll ever need.

  • Pros: Handsome, comfortable interior, Wild, expressive design…
  • Cons: Modest performance for the segment, Smallish interior…

Vertu partners up with Bentley, says we should expect first exclusive smartphone in October

Luxury smartphone company Vertu has announced a partnership with Bentley, the luxury car firm, which will result in the release of five different smartphones. The resulting devices will be co-designed by the pair, and the first is expected by the end of 2014.


First drive: 2015 Audi S8

At first glance it might be hard to understand why anyone should spend $115,000 on a turbocharged executive sedan, but the S8 provides a simple answer. It is a supercar that you…

  • Pros: Accelerates faster than a Porsche 911, Handles like a…
  • Cons: $120,000 price tag for optioned car, I can't afford it

First look: Impulse Motorcycle Jacket

The black leather jacket is a motorcycling icon, and despite more colorful and safety-conscious options available in textile jackets, black remains a favorite color both for…