Car rental companies routinely rent manual transmission cars to customers who request a manual transmission when setting up a rental. Manual transmission vehicles are often available in both sport and economic models, depending on the rental company and which vehicles are already rented to other customers.
When requesting a rental, specify that a manual transmission is desired, and the rental company is able to determine if any are available. Budget car rental, in particular, stocks a large quantity of manual transmission vehicles from which customers can choose, including economy, full-size and luxury vehicles. Other companies, such as Renty, stock high-end sporty cars, including the Camaro, Mustang GT and Toyota MR2.