Is the Manual Transmission Dead?

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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.

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