15 Best Cars With a Manual Transmission of 2017

Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The venerable Mazda Miata has been called the best reason to learn how to drive a stick-shift. Though the 2017 Mazda Miata isn’t the most powerful sports car, the quick-shifting manual allows enthusiastic drivers to wring out every last drop of performance as they attack twisty byways.

In our rankings of sports cars, the Miata holds the top spot. An alternative to the Miata is the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, which shares many components with the Miata but has a slightly more potent choice of engines. The 124 Spider holds the No. 4 spot in our sports car rankings and is our 2017 Best Sports Car for the Money award winner.

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