In Photos: Audi A3 Sportback e-tron at Quattrofest 2014

Back in the first half of 2012, Audi produced a small number of A3 e-tron concept cars that were plug-in electric cars based on the 2nd generation A3 Sportback. Although it proved that an A3 EV would be feasible, Audi decided that an extended-range plug-in hybrid would be the best route to go down. With that, the A3… » 11/04/14 11:05am 11/04/14 11:05am

Are Manual Transmissions Still Relevant?

In today's world of rising oil prices, congested city traffic, long commutes, and fewer automakers offering manuals, sometimes it seems that manual transmissions are not long for this world, which is a very sad thought to me. Because I feel like a lot of the joy of driving is lost with automatic transmissions. But do… » 10/31/14 9:31am 10/31/14 9:31am