Can You Still Buy a Manual Car?


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Many vehicles are still available with a manual transmission as of 2015, especially low-priced economy cars and sports cars. Examples include the Chevrolet Sonic, Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche Cayman and Mazda Miata MX-5.

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Can You Still Buy a Manual Car?
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Manual transmissions remain popular in economy cars since they are still cheaper to produce than automatic transmissions. A combination of tradition and better control over the car and engine speed keep manual transmissions common in sports cars. However, so-called automatic manual transmissions that use a traditional clutch in combination with computer operation are increasingly common on high-end sports cars. Many sports cars also offer automatic throttle rev-matching on otherwise traditional manual transmissions that matches the speed of the engine to the new gear without driver input.

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