How many of you still have manual transmission cars (w/ clutch pedal) ?

Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by vinuneuro, Nov 21, 2017.


Do you still own a manual transmission car?

  1. Daily Driver

    38 vote(s)
  2. Secondary car

    46 vote(s)
  3. DD and weekend car

    25 vote(s)
  4. No manual trans

    2 vote(s)
  1. arachnyd

    arachnyd Karting

    Feb 5, 2016
    I had a hard time answering your question.

    I daily drive a manual transmission SUV. Is that a car?

    I have a manual truck, a manual Jeep, and a manual porsche Cayenne. None of those are cars... haha.
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  2. tantumaude

    tantumaude Formula Junior
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    Mar 3, 2016
    Burlington, Canada
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    I've owned two automatic cars in my life. One I sold after a month (C63 Mercedes) and the other I converted to manual after six months (BMW 5 series). I don't plan to try again.
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  3. Afonsolaw

    Afonsolaw Formula 3

    Sep 11, 2011
    New jersey
    My daily is my bmw 540 I do have a manual 88 e30 m3... great manual gearbox!
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  4. rdefabri

    rdefabri Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Jun 4, 2008
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    I thought I replied to this thread (I know I voted) - I never owned an automatic until 2006, when I purchased an off-lease Lexus GS400. It had push-button shifting on the steering wheel, but was a true automatic. I even took my driver's license test on a stick shift, I love them that much (as others have said, even in stop / go traffic).

    After I sold my Lexus, I purchased a used 2013 Kia Rio, also automatic. I would have otherwise sought out a manual car, but my Ferrari 308 and Jag E-Type are both manual, so I still get to experience rowing through the gears when I want.

    Harder to find a new car in manual these days it seems.
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  5. xotik

    xotik Formula Junior

    Feb 23, 2009
    Gulf Coast
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    My collection is an even mix of manual and auto. Prefer a manual for the driving experience. However I have a 66 Chevy truck with a 4 speed, and I plan to convert it to automatic as it kills my left leg in the driving events it participates in...

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