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An image of an automatic gear shifter from a Mazda 3

Transmission Elitism. Manual vs. Automatic… Why Do We Care?

Picture this: You’ve just passed your driving test, you’re excited to get your first car. You come across a car you really fancy, but wait, what’s that? Automatic? You immediately turn the blind eye and move onto the next advert. This is what I like to call “transmission elitism“. The sort of thing that affects…

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A side by side image of the Mini Cooper D exterior and interior as it is being driven.

VIDEO: 2015 Mini Cooper D 1.5 POV Test Drive

Once again, we’re returning to the Mini Cooper D featured in our review, scoring a rather impressive 6.5/10. This time, we’re looking a little closer – in fact, how the car drives in general. This point of view drive should be your first point of contact before buying. Seeing first hand in a virtual test…

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