15 Best Cars With a Manual Transmission

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Do Your Own Shifting With These 15 Models

Cars equipped with manual transmissions are getting harder to come by. Times have changed, and no longer are stick-shifts considered less expensive, more efficient, or more reliable than automatics. In many cases, automatics get higher fuel economy estimates than manuals, and that helps manufacturers hit their government mandated efficiency targets.

But there are still cars where manuals make sense. Despite the availability of cars with automatics with paddle shifters that enable you to simulate a car with a stick-shift, there’s something that sports car and performance vehicle drivers love about the connection to the driving experience provided by a car with a clutch pedal. Some cars, such as the Mini Cooper and Chevy Sonic, still can get better fuel economy from their manual transmission-equipped models.

Check out the following slides to see 15 of the best manual transmission equipped vehicles available today. It’s not an exhaustive list of every one that’s available, and we’ve excluded some models that are available with sticks, because their automatic versions get much better fuel efficiency.