Hidden deep in the options list, you could find manual transmissions for the most unlikely of cars.
10.) BMW 850i
I have inappropriate dreams of owning an 850csi with a 6 speed, but the running costs are of the "bankruptcy" variety.
9.) Mazda 5
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8.) Porsche Cayenne GTS
Porsche proved its sense of humor when it offered the last generation GTS with a stick. While the current GTS is automatic only, you can still get a three-pedal V6 Cayenne. Unlike with the GT3.
7.) Lincoln LS
The Lincoln came with a clutch (as long as you went for the V6 model). It wasn't terrible either.
6.) Hummer H3
Off-road oriented SUVs might have a stick option, but we're talking about a freakin' Hummer here (the best Hummer). vorspiel:
That isn't all that unusual. Off-road oriented SUV's have a stick option a lot of times. The Wrangler (and Wrangler Unlimited), Xterra, and FJ Cruiser still come with sticks if wanted. You can also get Tacomas and Frontiers in stick as well.
5.) Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The S-Class is all about effortless luxury, right? Nope. This one was about being badass. maximum_sarge
My dad had an S-Class Mercedes with a manual transmission back in the 80's. It was a custom AMG 'show car' imported from Germany back when you could do such things. 540SE AMG wide body conversion, one of only a handful of four door wide bodies ever to exist...
4.) Dodge Ram
The previous generation Ram was the last full-size pickup in America available with a manual. However, you can still get one with the Cummins diesel in the 3500 and the midsize Tacoma and upcoming Colorado.
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3.) Volkswagen Passat W8 4Motion
A 4.0 W8-powered all-wheel drive wagon with a manual. Guess how rare it is!
2.) Cortez Motorhome
Before GMC came out with there version, Cortez offered a front-wheel drive motorhome with a manual transmission. Sounds like an adventure already!
1.) Chevrolet Astro
It wasn't only a few special K-Cars and Dodge Caravans hiding sticks in the cabin, but Chevy Astro minivans too, with Ford's offerings being not far behind.
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