If you were at all car-aware in the 1990s and 2000s, Acura was squarely on your radar. From the brand's first Legends, to the iconic Integra, to the follow-up RSX and the halo-status NSX, Acura's lineup always included something for the gearheads among us, complete with honest-to-goodness manual transmissions.
Although there are plenty of automative enthusiasts who are just fine with automatic transmissions, for many gearheads nothing but personal shifting will do. And yet, manufacturers seem to be making it harder and harder to get your hand on a stick shift. Reader Michael Alexander explains why.