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Did you know that in 1980, one out of every three new cars in the US were sold with a manual transmission? Today it is much harder to get a set of gears you can row through yourself, especially in a new car. Manual transmission cars are much less common (less than 10% of new cars have a manual transmission) but there are still some rather intriguing options and brands to go with if you are a car enthusiast and demand a proper set of gears for your car.

Unfortunately, many of the supercar manufacturers have already started ditching manual transmission cars. The last two Ferrari’s with stick shifts were both 599s built in 2011 for Hong Kong buyers. And the world’s last manual Lamborghini rolled off the assembly line in 2014 (the 2014 Gallardo LP560-2). If you need to drop big bucks on a brand new car and demand a manual, Porsche still makes plenty of options.

Manual transmission cars will likely never go away fully.  They are simple and fairly low-cost which make them great options for the cheaper end of the market. These are most of your options if you want a manual transmission in your car:

40 Cars You Can Buy New In 2019 With A Manual Transmission

  1. Audi A4
  2. Audi A5 Coupe
  3. BMW 2-series / M2
  4. BMW 3-series / M3
  5. BMW 4-series coupe / M4
  6. BMW M6 Gran Coupe
  7. Cadillac ATS
  8. Chevrolet Camaro
  9. Chevrolet Corvette
  10. Chevrolet Cruze
  11. Chevrolet Sonic
  12. Chevrolet Spark
  13. Dodge Challenger
  14. Ford Fiesta
  15. Ford Focus
  16. Ford Mustang
  17. Honda Accord
  18. Honda Civic
  19. Honda Fit
  20. Jaguar F-type
  21. Mazda MX-5 Miata
  22. Mazda 3
  23. Mazda 6
  24. Mini Cooper (Hardtop / Convertible / Clubman)
  25. Mitsubishi Mirage / Mirage G4
  26. Nissan 370Z
  27. Nissan Versa sedan
  28. Porsche 718 Boxster / 718 Cayman
  29. Porsche 911
  30. Subaru BRZ
  31. Subaru Impreza
  32. Subaru WRX / WRX STI
  33. Toyota 86
  34. Toyota Corolla
  35. Toyota Corolla iM
  36. Toyota Yaris Hatchback
  37. Toyota Yaris iA
  38. Volkswagen Golf / GTI / Golf R
  39. Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
  40. Volkswagen Jetta

List source: Car and Driver

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