DEAR CAR TALK: I have a new 2017 Honda Ridgeline. The speedometer is digital; it shows numerals only. It has no dial. However, it still has an analog tachometer. The transmission is an automatic 6-speed. Why do you need a tachometer with an automatic transmission? In the old days, the tachometer was a necessity for manual transmissions. With today's automatic computerized transmissions it seems to be of little value. I would much rather have a speedometer dial instead of a tachometer. What do you think?

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