The 10 Best Cars That Still Offer a Manual Transmission

October 12, 2012



Every year, fewer cars are offerred with a clutch and a shifter. For one thing, it's simply easier for drivers to let an automatic or an automated manual with paddle shifters do the work for them.

Oct. 10, 2012 / Popular Mechanics / -- Every year fewer cars are offered with a clutch and a shifter. For one thing, it's simply easier for drivers to let an automatic or an automated manual with paddle shifters do the work for them. And in sports cars (the worst offenders), the newest computer-controlled transmissions shift more quickly than any human can, so engineers see the manual being as outdated as a caveman's club. But we disagree. A manual is more engaging and fun, requires more skill, and makes the driver better. Here are 10 of the greatest driver's cars that still offer a manual transmission.

  • 2012 Audi TT RS
  • 2013 BMW MS
  • 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Wagan
  • 2013 Ford Mustand Shelby GT500
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
  • 2012 Mazda Miata
  • 2012 Porsch 911
  • 2013 Subaru BRZ (aka Scion FR-S)
  • 2012 VW Golf R

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