The part of your car that turns the engine noise into tire spin. Has some pretty cool gears inside that make it all happen
Guy 1: My transmission blew up yesterday.

Guy 2: oof
by Proston March 10, 2020
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by Diego September 9, 2003
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A transmission where you have little Mexican guy beneath the hood to change the gears for you.
Man, this Manuel transmission is AMAZING on gas. 34 mpg, and all I have to do is feed it a couple tacos every week.
by American Idget March 1, 2011
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Incubus track that sends fans floating freely into a land of rivers, kung fu and unicorns by the use of a pipa. The band borrowed the pipa from Steve Vai to create the atmospheric song.
Lyrics: I'm floating down a river
Oars freed from their holes long ago
Lying face up on the floor of my vessel
I marvel at the stars
And feel my heart overflow
Further down the river
Further down the river
Further down the river
Further down the river
Two weeks without my lover
I'm in this boat alone
Floating down a river named emotion
Will I make it back to shore
Or drift into the unknown
Further down the river
Further down the river
Further down the river
Further down the river
I'm building an antenna
Transmissions will be sent when I am through
Maybe we'll meet again further down the river
And share what we both discovered...
Then revel in the view
Further down the river
Further down the river
Further down the river
Further down the river
by 421isoffbyone April 18, 2004
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The way that driving has always been done. In order to drive in manual, you control a clutch and a gearshift in addition to gas and brakes. Manual transmissions give you much more information about your car such as its feel, its power, its engine to gear ratios, etc.

Newcomers to manual transmissions often stall out and get frustrated by the addition of extra controls. But if you practice at it a lot, it becomes delightfully challenging, you will feel out of place in an automatic by comparison, and the feeling you get when you drive circles (or donuts) around your friends is totally worth it.
I've been driving in manual transmission for so long, automatic just didn't feel the same. My hand kept reaching for a stick that wasn't there, and I almost hit the emergency brake thinking it was the clutch. I hope automakers keep offering stick-shift models!
by spinaltapsoundguy November 10, 2009
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Also known as a stick shift or manual. Only true drivers and/or racers have experienced this kind of thrilling way of driving. Usually will result in ultimate bordedom if switched back to automatic transmission. Not a car for Wimps, posers, and of the sort.
Racer boy in Honda Civic: Yo, you want to race that Lexus IS 300 against my tricked out civic?
Me(Walking over to examine his car):Hell no!
Racer boy: Why not?
Me: I'd burn you cos you dont drive manual transmission.
Racer boy: Thats true... i suck :*(
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A very fun way to drive any car. It requires a bit of skill to drive as it requires you to shift from gear to gear and use a clutch pedal at the same time. It allows the driver to be in full control of the car and become more focused on your driving and the terrain, which is appealing to car enthusiasts. Learning how to drive stick takes practice, and you may stall the engine a few times at first. After a while, it becomes an extension of you hand to the point where you are automatically shifting gears without much thought.

A manual transmission will also give you better gas mileage compared to an automatic, assuming you drive diligently and not mash your right foot to the floor all the time. Shifting through the gears when accelerating from a stop can give you a rush of adrenaline and it is up to you to dictate whether to drive for economy or performance.

A manual transmission is also more durable than an automatic since the only thing that really wears out is the clutch, which isn't very expensive to fix. When an automatic breaks down, it can cost thousands to repair. That's why a lot of commercial trucks have manual transmissions.

Sadly, the manual transmission is getting more scarce in modern cars, most not even offering a manual transmission at all. It is a chore in heavy traffic as you have to shift constantly. That being said, driving stick isn't for everyone. It is still a good skill to learn and it can be very enjoyable to drive a car with a manual transmission.
"I used to have a 1994 Toyota Pickup with a 5-speed manual transmission and it was pretty fun to drive. It was just me, the car, and the road, with no electronic garbage in between us."
by Omegadoomship64 March 31, 2019
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