Posted Friday, August 12, 2022
The manual gearbox still holds its position in the used car market. At Indy Auto Man, Indianapolis, you will find the broadest assortment of used manual transmission cars for sale: from compact vehicles for everyday drives to sports two-seaters and off-road SUVs for any challenges.
Only a manual gearcase vehicle can give you absolute control other the car, and let exploit the whole power of the engine to enjoy your proficiency on any road and weather conditions. Our car lot in Indianapolis can offer a variety of models with standard transmission. Among our most popular models are:
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When choosing one of the standard transmission cars for sale in Indianapolis, you should consider their strong and weak points.
Manual transmissions have several advantages appreciated by many experienced drivers:
In most cases, manuals are the choice of drivers who know the principles of controlling this gearbox. Because the disadvantages of a manual transmission are as follows:
If you easily cope with regular gear changes in complex Indianapolis traffic, this type of transmission will be your best suit.
The first reason why you need to consider manual transmission vehicles is the reliability of the gearbox. It does not require serious maintenance during the entire service life. There are two key points in operation: change the oil every 40 thousand miles and the clutch every 75 thousand. With these two relatively small expenses, the manual can easily cover more than 300 thousand miles. Read how to check a used car transmission.
The device of a manual gearbox is very simple, so the cars equipped with it in most cases have a lower price than the same model with all sorts of automatics. It consists of:
A manual transmission is more economical. The rotational energy of the crankshaft does not go into the torque converter. The shafts are directly connected here. An automatic with an unlocked clutch can waste up to 30 percent of energy warming up the gearbox. Additional radiators are needed here to remove heat. And the manual does not require additional cooling. Hence, its efficiency in traffic jams and at low speeds.
You, as a driver, can choose the engine speed yourself, and it is handy in turns and when changing lanes. By the way, sports cars most often get a manual transmission, as drifting is better in low gears.
A car with a manual transmission behaves much better off-road. Modern automatics are well-prepared for serious off-road too. Especially when the gearbox has a manual mode that empowers you to brake with the engine. But still, the good old manuals have some undeniable advantages:
The manuals allow you to brake the engine on the descent downhill. If you turn on a lower gear, you will save fuel, and pads with discs will not wear out quickly. When descending a mountain on automatics, you have to use brakes which can overheat and lose effectiveness.
Do you have to travel a lot on country roads? Manuals will help save fuel and better control the car. But there is no better way to decide whether the car suits you than a test drive.
Visit Indy Auto Man in Indianapolis today to make up your mind and drive home behind the wheel of your new manual transmission car!