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The 20 Best Cars That Still Offer a Manual Transmission

Popular Mechanics Logo By Ben Stewart of Popular Mechanics | Slide 1 of 21: For those who like to do the shifting themselves.

The 20 Best Cars That Still Offer a Manual Transmission

The manual transmission is on the endangered species list. Every year fewer and fewer cars are offered with a clutch and a shifter. Why? Americans just don't want to be bothered with the chore of working a clutch with their left foot and shifting with their right. And sports car manufacturers are the worst offenders when it comes to quitting on the stick shift. Because the newest computer-controlled automatics can shift more quickly than any human can, engineers see the manual transmission as outdated.

We disagree. Shifting a manual transmission is not only more engaging and fun than flicking some dainty little paddles, it also requires more skill and makes the driver a better one. Some carmakers still see the beauty of the manual transmission. Here are 20 of the greatest driver's machines that still do.

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