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nocones GRM+ Memberand UberDork
6/16/21 5:29 p.m.

How many manual transmission brand new vehicles have you bought?  

My wife and I have bought 9 since 2005.  

Newest is a 2018.  

Just wondering, I have seen even more cars aren't coming with the stick this year (non performance civics and many others).  

It's not new car time but I'm concerned there won't be anything left when it is. 

Appleseed MegaDork
6/16/21 5:45 p.m.

Just the FR-S in 2015. The only new vehicle I've ever owned.

TVR Scott
TVR Scott GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/16/21 5:47 p.m.

I've bought four new cars/truck since 2000 and all of them were manuals.

Datsun310Guy MegaDork
6/16/21 5:55 p.m.

1980 Datsun 310GX 4-speed

1985 Nissan 200SX 5-speed

2011 Honda Accord 5-speed 

2022 Ford Bronco 6-speed.  Okay, maybe I only have a $100 deposit down.....

Mr_Asa UberDork
6/16/21 5:56 p.m.

I don't think I know this "New" car.  Is it a two seater? Convertible?

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
6/16/21 5:58 p.m.

1982 Mazda GLC....the only brand new vehicle I've bought with a stick. I've only ever bought three new vehicles.

ProDarwin MegaDork
6/16/21 6:05 p.m.

I have only purchased one brand new car, and it had a manual.

I am currently toying with the idea of buying a new automatic in the next year.

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
6/16/21 6:07 p.m.


2012 WRX

2016 Mini Cooper

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/16/21 6:08 p.m.

1999.5 Golf: stick. 

2010 Dodge diesel 2500: stick

2019 Tesla: umm. Not applicable. 

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/16/21 6:15 p.m.

Only 1. 1986 Mazda B2000

But I've only had 2 new vehicles in my life. 

Out of nearly 100 used vehicles I've owned, the vast majority have been manual. 

parker Reader
6/16/21 6:24 p.m.

I've only bought two new cars. Both manual.


Ranger50 MegaDork
6/16/21 6:25 p.m.

New? 3.

96 Ranger, my inherited Fiesta st, and my tdi value addition Jetta.

Sonic UltraDork
6/16/21 6:29 p.m.

Between my wife and I we have only bought 2 cars brand new ever.  Both manuals: 1998 Integra GSR and 2007 Mazda3. 


untchabl Reader
6/16/21 6:32 p.m.

Only bought 2 new vehicles, both manuals.

Mazda 3 and Chevy Cruze Eco

mblommel GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/16/21 6:34 p.m.

Between my wife and I we've purchased 4 brand new vehicles:

2002 Sentra SE-R manual

2005 MINI Cooper auto

2016 Mazda6 auto

2020 Jeep Gladiator manual

Both of mine have been manuals, both of hers autos. Of course there have been many, many used cars in there and they've almost all been manuals. 



Stefan (Forum Supporter)
Stefan (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/16/21 6:36 p.m.

1, my '16 Focus RS.  for the type of driving I usually do?  a GOOD PDK or Dual clutch would have been better and faster.  Given Ford's history with that platform and semi-autos, I'm glad they didn't.

MrChaos GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
6/16/21 6:39 p.m.

15 fiesta 1.0

18 subaru crosstrek

17 ND RF

20 Veloster N

20 WRX

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) PowerDork
6/16/21 6:50 p.m.

Only new car was my 18 Fit. Manual. The fleet is 2/3 auto these days. I'm weak. 

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/16/21 6:53 p.m.

during the 90s and early 00s I couldn't afford a new car (college/post-college)

I bought my 2009 WRX (m/t) new the day the first one hit Subaru lots

I bought my 2018 GTI (m/t) new to replace it.

I own 3 other m/t cars, but all are from the 80s.

My wife's crossover and my tow rig are automatics. 

garaithon Reader
6/16/21 6:57 p.m.

16 Fiesta ST

14 Cruze RS 

Sold both after a year of ownership, which is about average for me. Only other new car was 19 Regal TourX, which would have been a stick if it was offered. I have 6 cars right now half auto, half stick. Probably no more new sticks for me, as I like practical vehicles, and you can pretty much only get manuals in Sports cars now, even the Corvette chickened out...

Greg Voth
Greg Voth Dork
6/16/21 6:58 p.m.

Only new cars I've ever purchased have been manual.

2014 Cruze

2018 VW Golf Alltrack

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/16/21 7:04 p.m.

Technically zero.  The car my parents bought for me to commute to college was a new 91 Beretta with a 5 speed.

Since then, always used... but there have been about 6 manuals in and out of my life.

clutchsmoke UltraDork
6/16/21 7:06 p.m.

Only new car purchased was manual. If I was more irresponsible with money I probably would have bought ~3 new cars with a manual.

Purple Frog (Forum Supporter)
Purple Frog (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
6/16/21 8:05 p.m.

Not counting the many race cars... the last manual we bought in the family was 1995 Civic.

If you have a purpose built race car, it seems you don't need a high performance car for the street (or, can't afford one wink).

APEowner GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/16/21 8:24 p.m.

I've bought two new vehicles.  Both manual. My '83 Yamaha Seca 650 Turbo and my '01 F250. 

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