2016 Alabama Auto Show

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

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In a Nutshell

Enjoy 2016 model vehicles including domestic and import cars, trucks, SUVs and hybrids and ride & drive options and other new car surprises

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Promotional value expires Apr 10, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $10 for two tickets to the 2016 Alabama Auto Show ($16 value)

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Manual or Automatic Transmission? Rumble in the Gearbox

Though the kind of car you drive may depend mainly on what you learned to drive in, transmissions play a huge role in the driving experience. Shift out of neutral and consider your next gearbox with Groupon’s breakdown.

Manual: Commonly referred to as “driving stick,” operating a manual transmission puts speed control in your hands, requiring you to upshift and downshift on your own via a clutch pedal and gearstick within the car’s cabin. Although perfecting the timing and clutch work can be difficult to master, adherents of manual transmissions credit them with everything from improved fuel economy and reduced initial cost to quicker shift response time and increased traction. Manuals are also often the only option on certain models, including classic cars, high-performance vehicles, and dump trucks designed for street racing.

Automatic: First introduced by General Motors on the 1940 Oldsmobile, automatic transmissions trade clunky gearshifts for a self-contained system that upshifts or downshifts on its own based solely on acceleration. Whether easing their simplified gearshift into drive or shifting into low gear in the face of inclement weather, you’ll trade some efficiency and control for ease of use and wider selection—thanks to the system’s superior accessibility, many newer models only offer automatic options. Increasingly, automatics have also been poaching the best qualities of manuals for themselves: known colloquially as automanuals or semiautomatic transmissions, these hybrids function as clutch-less automatics that let you step in whenever you feel like taking control.

Customer Reviews

Great family outing!
Shirlynn H. · August 1, 2016
We had a really great time looking at all the new cars. If you go be sure to budget at least 4 to 5 hours if not more. Even the kids had fun with a free rock wall to climb and video game station. We will definitely be doing this again next year!
Hillary S. · April 14, 2016
Schedule enough time to view each car as they are ALL unique with "cutting edge" technology.
Ed G. · April 13, 2016
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    Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

    2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N

    Birmingham, AL 35203

    +18003253535

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