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Chilton Answers: What Should I Know About Manual vs. Automatic Transmissions?

Automatic transmission
The last significant paradigm shift to occur in the world of automobiles was the post-WWII ascendancy of the automatic transmission. Automatic transmissions were first introduced in the late 1940s but didn’t come into widespread use until the 1960s. Now, as the second decade of the 21st-century...

Chilton Answers: What’s the Difference Between the Ford Model T and Model A?

Ford Model T vs A
More than 125 years since the first self-propelled vehicles started to appear on the streets, all the primitive horseless carriages from before WWI look more alike that different to modern eyes. Many people today just refer to any of these little, old, clattering, smoking contraptions with spindly...