Though it may seem the manual transmission is fading away from new cars, there are still a bunch of great options out there. Here are some of your favorites.
Much to our surprise, Genesis decided to bestow a manual option on its new G70 luxury sports sedan. Sadly, you can only get the six-speed paired with the base 2.0-liter engine, but that's better than nothing.
The 370Z has been on sale for many years, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't include it on this list. It's got a 332-horsepower V6 mated to a six-speed going to the rear wheels. What's not to like? up for sale on eBay right now for just under $35,000.
The newly unveiled Mazda3 is the first production car to get the company's innovative compression-ignition Skyactiv-X engine, and thankfully, it can still be had with a good old-fashioned stick.
2019 is the last year you can buy a Shelby GT350 before the car goes out of production. If you're on the fence about owning one, we say go for it. It has a seriously exotic flat-plane crank V8 engine, and it's one of the few performance cars out there that doesn't even have an option for an automatic transmission. listed for just over $50,000 right now.
Unlike many exotic manufacturers, Chevy isn't shy about offering a manual transmission in its top-spec, 700-horsepower supercar. The Corvete ZR1 has a massively powerful supercharged V8 and tons of aero pieces, but can still be purchased with three pedals. has just 60 miles on the odometer and you can own it.
Unlike the normal ZL1, which can be optioned with a 10-speed auto, the hardcore, track-ready 1LE is manual only. That should tell you something about how Chevy approaches its performance cars.
Though some may fault the STI's aging powertrain, we can't help but love it. Plus, the only gearbox Subaru offers is a clicky six-speed manual—even in the top-spec Type RA. up for grabs on eBay, and it has under 500 miles on it.
What list of new manual cars would be complete without the best of them all, the Miata? Specially developed for driver enjoyment, the six-speed unit is wonderful to use and worlds more engaging than the optional torque converter automatic. can be yours for just under $27,000.
The Fiat 500 Abarth has been around for several years now, and as such, are getting some serious markdowns on dealer lots. For the price, it's one of the cheapest fun manual cars you can buy. you can buy for just $12,100.
If you want a new Miata with a turbocharger, the 124 Spider Abarth is the closest you'll be able to get. It's nearly as great to drive as the Miata too, with a bunch of added Italian flair. There's on all of eBay right now, and it's basically new.
In case you may have forgotten, yes, BMW still makes the M6 Gran Coupe. According to BMW USA's , you can still order one—though we suspect it won't be for much longer. While the last-gen M5 has been discontinued, the drivetrain can still be sourced here with a good old fashioned six-speed. This makes it the most powerful new four-door car you can buy with a manual transmission.
If you want a car that can do it all, it's hard to argue with the BMW M3 and M4 twins. Even with a manual transmission, it's easy to drive to work everyday, and you can just as easily hit the track on the weekends. with under 8000 miles on eBay right now.
The M2 Competition is BMW's most enjoyable M car in years, and a lot of that has to do with the manual transmission option. Sure, the dual-clutch is quicker, but there's something about driving a small BMW with a stick that can't be beat. has just 1500 miles on the clock, and it's for sale right now on eBay.
For the newest generation of Golf R, buyers have a choice between a six-speed manual and a DSG dual-clutch automatic. Though the DSG is certainly faster and easier, we'd still recommend the manual. What hot hatch would be complete without a stick shift, after all? can be yours for under $30,000.
Like the Golf R, you can choose between DSG and manual. Though you'll certainly clock better lap times with the dual-clutch, a GTI isn't really complete without a third pedal. with just over 13,000 miles on it listed for under $20,000.
If off-roading is more your style, then it's difficult not to recommend the Wrangler. Unlike pretty much every other new off-road vehicle out there, it can still be purchased with a manual transmission. just 5600 miles on it you can own today.
The newest iteration of Porsche's entry-level mid-engine sports cars may no longer have the wonderful flat-six engines of years past, but they can still be optioned with three pedals. We think that's more important, anyway. with low miles is for sale right now for just under $54,000.
Cadillac just discontinued the ATS sedan, but the two-door coupe version is still available, manual transmission and all. It's one of the best-handling cars in its class, and it looks awesome. you can own on the cheap.
The Focus RS may have ended production in April, but you can still find pretty good deals on cars sitting on dealer lots. Better act fast before they're gone forever. can be yours for just over $30,000.
If you can't swing the price of the RS, but still want an extremely fun Focus, don't worry, the ST is still available as well. Whether you go ST or RS, a manual transmission is the only gearbox available. has just 10 miles on the clock, and it's listed on eBay now.
If you're looking for the most fun new small car out there, the Fiesta ST is where it's at. You can still buy them new from dealerships in 2019, and we think it's one of the greatest new cars on sale, period. is brand-new, and can be yours today.
There's a lot to love about the Evora 400. It's amazing to drive, looks great, and sounds wonderful. Though an automatic is available, the six-speed manual is the only transmission you should bother with. listed for sale in California painted in all-black.
Honda finally decided to bring the Type R badge back to America for the newest Civic hatch, and unsurprisingly, it's a hit. And yes, it's manual-only. has double-digit mileage and it's listed on eBay for just under $40,000.
If you need some sensibility in your life, but still want all the fun of the Type R's powertrain, don't worry, Honda offers a detuned version of the Civic's 2.0-liter turbo four in the Accord, equipped with an option six-speed manual. Truly a modern sleeper. can be yours for around $31,000.