Drivers who prefer to row their own gearbox are finding it harder and harder to buy a car with a clutch pedal. Manually-shiftable automatics, double-clutch automatics and electric cars have almost erased the standard transmission from the American showroom.
I personally blame the paddle shifter.
Here’s a list from Car & Driver detailing the ever-shrinking menu of stick shift automobiles available to American consumers…
The cars on this list keep the #SaveTheManuals mission alive.
Before we start, a moment of silence for the stick-shift-equipped models we’ve lost recently. The list of discontinued three-pedal machines is depressingly long and includes the Fiat 124 Spider, Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, Chevy Corvette (now only offered with a dual clutch automatic) and Ford’s two Mustang Shelby GT350 models.