Originally Posted by seanmcd72
We all know manual transmission WILL DIE with ICE engine. There is no if, it's only a matter of WHEN. Now is the time to get one last manual car before they are all gone. I got a 19 C7 for this very reason. Daily driver is a manual WRX, fun vehicle is manual C7 and a STR 765R. I refuse to get an automatic, even dual clutch one. I am excited for an electric car as a daily driver to replace the Wrx when the time come.
Regarding buying what's on the lot vs ordering, I've bought 4 new manual equipped cars (1 Mazda, 3 VW) and not a single one of them was on the lot. I'm more than fine with waiting to get exactly what I want. A car is something one should have for a while, thus I don't understand peoples aversion to ordering something and having it come a few months later. If I wrote off my car and the dealer had no manuals I'd buy a beater to drive while I waited.
Fact is that a car purchase is still a partially an emotional purchase. Once almost all vehicles become so incredibly boring
it will kill larger sales and destroy the customer base.
I don't mind that car companies are killing themselves slowly, I will smile at their arrogance, greed, and stupidity.
Honda sells a crap ton of cars here and the manual take must be enough to keep a few around!
"2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Updated, Offers the Manual on More Models
The six-speed manual transmission, previously available only on the Sport model, is now offered on the fully loaded Sport Touring model as well.
Prices for the 2020 Civic hatchback start at $22,580.
While the sparsely equipped Sport trim level used to be the only trim available with the fantastic six-speed manual transmission, the Civic hatchback's fully loaded Sport Touring trim level is now offered with a stick.
edit: i don't get the point of this article. "just let manuals die because they're gonna die anyway?" really? yeah kids, grandpa's getting old and has trouble walking now. go get a golf club and just "pull the band aid off quickly".
what a weak article. yes, people should still buy new manual cars because that's the best we can do. i know I will.
Last edited by worth_fixing; 08-12-2019 at 09:36 PM.
Any car which holds together for a whole race is too heavy.