Is the Manual Transmission Dead?

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.

Here’s the Full List: Every New Car You Can Still Buy with a Manual Transmission

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