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The fast shrinking club of great stick-shifting cars

Autocar Logo By Ronan Glon of Autocar | Slide 1 of 25: BMW no longer offers the M5 with a stick-shift and the Audi TT is automatic-only regardless of which engine it’s equipped with. In the past year alone we've lost the Audi A4, the BMW 3 Series, and the Jaguar F-Type, which are now all automatic-only. The Cadillac ATS has died and taken its stick with it, while the Corvette C7 will soon follow it - the new Corvette C8 is automatic-only, too.From Toyota to Ferrari, companies all blame the manual’s demise on a lack of demand from buyers. The market speaks for itself and it clearly favors the automatic transmission.So we must celebrate the dwindling supply of hold-outs. Here are the best new cars still available with a manual transmission in the US. Our advice: get one while you still can.

The number of new cars available with a manual transmission in the United States drops annually.

BMW no longer offers the M5 with a stick-shift and the Audi TT is automatic-only regardless of which engine it’s equipped with. In the past year alone we've lost the Audi A4, the BMW 3 Series, and the Jaguar F-Type, which are now all automatic-only. The Cadillac ATS has died and taken its stick with it, while the Corvette C7 will soon follow it - the new Corvette C8 is automatic-only, too.

From Toyota to Ferrari, companies all blame the manual’s demise on a lack of demand from buyers. The market speaks for itself and it clearly favors the automatic transmission.

So we must celebrate the dwindling supply of hold-outs. Here are the best new cars still available with a manual transmission in the US. Our advice: get one while you still can. Continue reading in the gallery above.

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