Over the past few years, automatic transmissions have been overshadowing the manually transmitted cars. Even though automatic cars are easier to use, the manual ones still offer several advantages over them. Manual cars are less expensive, cheaper to maintain, have better fuel efficiency, offer better control, and due to their complexity, they are less likely to be stolen. Manual cars also give you the opportunity to understand the inner workings of the car. If that is what you are looking for, here are a few modern choices:
2018 Porsche 911 GT3
Even though most luxury cars are automated, Porsche is one of those that still offer a manual transmission. The manual 911 variants of the new model have been expanded to have the high-performance GT3. Even though GT3 doesn’t offer a 7-speed manual like other 911, it comes with a stronger 6-speed and a shorter gear level. This model also comes with a 4.0-liter flat sixcylinder. This is the high performance manual car that money can buy.
2018 Mazda Miata
Mazda MX-5 Miata is a reasonably priced thrilling sports car that has been loved for its featherweight rear-drive chassis. The 2018 model maintains the easy-shifting, has a 6-speed manual transmission, and has better-driving retractable fastback. Depending on what you like, the 2018 Mazda Miata also offers two roofing options; a soft roof and a hard roof. This is probably the only fundrive manual car that you can get at an affordable price.
2017 Toyota Tacoma
Manual transmissions were once a common feature in pickups, but recently they have become rare and can only be found in old pickups. 2017 Toyota Tacoma is among the best pickups that still have a manual transmission. It has manual gearboxes that are available in both V6 models and in four-cylinder. Other features such as excellent off-road capabilities, higher payload capacity, and high towing capacity make this manually transmitted car a better choice.
2018 Ford Focus RS
Looking for the Ford’s Focus compact hottest version, you’ll have to go manual with the 2018 Ford Focus RS. It has a 350-horsepower turbocharged torque that comes with a six-speed manual transmission that feeds power to all four wheels. Other features include athletic handling, smooth ride, an all-wheel-drive system, etc. Ford says they don’t plan on making an automatic transmission for this car, so for those who appreciate its capabilities, this car is here to stay.
There are many new cars that still offer a manual transmission; these are just a few. Try one of them today and enjoy the thrill of being in control of your driving.