The manual transmission is dying in the United States. According to Car and Driver, sales of electric cars outpaced sales of vehicles with manual transmissions during the final quarter of 2019. As more American consumers shift away from three-pedal driving, more automakers are refusing to offer it on all their models. For auto-purists, this is a real-life horror movie happening. Thankfully, there are still several models you can buy with manual transmissions, so you better buy them while you can! Read on to find out which new models offer manual transmission as a purchase option.
The Aston Martin Vantage Is Unconventionally Perfect
There are a few ways you can make your manual transmission dreams come true with the Aston Martin Vantage. You can drive it off the lot with a seven-speed manual transmission, or upgrade to something a little more unconventional.
If you want to spice up your drive, you can get the AMR performance variant. Still a manual transmission, it uses an unconventional dog-leg-pattern shifter. The vantage also comes standard with a twin-turbo 4.0 liter V-8 engine.