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- – ON JAN 31, 2020
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Cars that offer manual transmission are becoming increasingly rarer, and there are a few reasons for this. Nowadays, with the rise of self-automated vehicles, driving a manual car is seen as outdated by many. It is impractical, especially in cities with lots of traffic. Also, not everybody knows how to drive one.
Therefore, it’s not surprising that the manual car sector is almost obsolete in the United States, with automakers focusing more on SUVs and hybrid motors. Of course, there are still enthusiasts who prefer to drive manual, as car purists will tell you that it’s the real way to drive a sports car. Thankfully for them, there are still some great new cars that still offer a manual transmission.
Clearly, some cars are meant to be driven in manual, such as the Subaru BRZ, with 90% of buyers opting for the manual version. Today, we have compiled a list of 15 amazing cars with manual transmission. Let’s get straight to it!Continue Scrolling To Keep Reading
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15 2020 PORSCHE 718 CAYMAN GTS ($67,750)
The Porsche 718 Cayman GTS comes equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, with short shift times, offering a comfortable, engaging ride. Although the automatic Cayman is a little quicker than the manual, you really don’t get the full experience until you’re shifting gears down the highway or track.
14 2020 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE AMR ($150,000)
Of course, Aston Martin is a brand that focuses on performance, but it’s not all down to that. When they produced the Aston Martin Vantage AMR, the aim was to create a car that offers the thrill of driving with the seven-speed dog-leg gearbox, which is great for driving on the track.
13 2020 JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON ($38,300)
In 2020, many cars have stopped offering manual transmission, as many people don’t know how to use it, and it is a little impractical and some might even say outdated. However, Jeep knew that if they didn’t offer it, their biggest fans would be disappointed, so it comes equipped with a six-speed manual transmission.
12 2020 BMW M2 COMPETITION ($58,900)
The BMW M2 Competition is a true purist’s sports car, with rear-wheel drive, manual transmission, and a beautiful looking body. In many cases, the manual version of a car is a little slower, but it’s the opposite with this car as the stick shift is just a tiny bit quicker.
11 2020 FORD MUSTANG GT BULLITT ($48,905)
The Ford Mustang GT Bullit is probably the purest version of a Mustang ever made. Unlike just about every other car on this list, this car is actually only offered in manual transmission. It comes equipped with 6-speed manual transmission with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that’s able to produce 480 horsepower.
10 2020 TOYOTA TACOMA TRD PRO ($45,080)
The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro offers six-speed manual transmission, and due to its lousy six-speed automatic, it’s easily the preferred choice. Today, Toyota only offers manual transmission on four cars: the Tacoma, the Yaris Sedan, the Corolla Sedan, and the 86. The simplest explanation why is that fewer and fewer people are buying them.
9 2020 VOLKSWAGEN GTI ($29,515)
The Volkswagen GTI is the perfect blend of fun, power, and practicality, all in a package starting at $29,915. At that price, it would be difficult to find a better car. It comes equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and in manual, shifting never feels like a chore, making it a joy to drive.
8 2020 SUBARU WRX STI ($36,995)
The Subaru WRX STI is offered with a six or eight-speed manual transmission. In 2018, it was rumored that the Japanese automaker would stop offering it in manual, and car enthusiasts all over the world went up in arms. However, it was then confirmed that this was not the case.
7 2020 HONDA CIVIC TYPE R ($37,230)
If you are planning on buying a Honda Civic Type R but don’t know how to drive manual, think again. The Type R is only offered with a six-speed manual transmission, and although some people might not like its appearance, nobody can deny how fun this little Japanese car is.
6 2020 HYUNDAI VELOSTER N ($27,400)
The Veloster N is a clear competitor to the Civic Type R, and just like its rival, it is only offered in manual transmission. However, recently, it’s been announced that Hyundai will start offering the Veloster in dual-clutch transmission, and this may be due to the dwindling popularity of manual cars.
5 2019 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA ($25,730)
The Mazda MX-5 Miata was first offered in 1989, and since then, it has become a legendary sports car loved by many, and this has a lot to do with its seamless six-speed manual transmission. In fact, its manual transmission is one of the best in the world, and not just for cars in its price tag.
4 2019 SUBARU BRZ ($26,680)
The Subaru BRZ is a great performance sports car, and it’s usually a car owned by someone who knows a thing or two about cars. So, it is no surprise that 90% of WRX buyers opt for the stick-shift version, compared to only 33% for the Toyota 86, for example. Clearly, this one is for those who love to take their car to extremes.
3 2019 FORD MUSTANG GT ($26,750)
Not only are manual transmissions increasingly scarce, it’s even rarer that automakers improve upon them. However, that’s exactly what Ford did with the 2019 Mustang GT, with a new twin-disc clutch and new synchronizers that greatly improve driver experience. If you are after something a little stronger, the Performance Package Level 2 might be your thing, and it’s only offered in manual transmission.
2 2019 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 ($80,900)
The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is easily one of the best cars to drive in the world. In 2016, it went through a major redesign, offering a new seven-speed manual transmission system, with the option of having it eight-speed as well. When shifted by a professional, it can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a mere 3.3 seconds.
1 2019 PORSCHE 911 GT3 ($188,550)
Porsche is one of the rare high-performance automakers to still offer a manual transmission. The Porsche 911 GT3 is a true purists’ car, and it comes equipped with the same six-speed manual transmission as the 911 R Model. The rest of the 911 line has a less powerful seven-speed manual transmission