The Ten Most Unlikely Cars With A Manual Transmission

Hidden deep in the options list, you could find manual transmissions for the most unlikely of cars.


10.) BMW 850i

The Ten Most Unlikely Cars With A Manual Transmission

BMW might have built a fantastic M8 to tease us forever, but most 8 Series coupes came with an automatic. Chris Perkins has dreams about a manual one:

I have inappropriate dreams of owning an 850csi with a 6 speed, but the running costs are of the "bankruptcy" variety.

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9.) Mazda 5

The Ten Most Unlikely Cars With A Manual Transmission

Since the Mazda 5 is based on the Mazda 3, a manual option is not that surprising, but it still makes this the only minivan available with a stick in the US.

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8.) Porsche Cayenne GTS

The Ten Most Unlikely Cars With A Manual Transmission

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.

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7.) Lincoln LS

The Ten Most Unlikely Cars With A Manual Transmission

The Lincoln came with a clutch (as long as you went for the V6 model). It wasn't terrible either.

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6.) Hummer H3

The Ten Most Unlikely Cars With A Manual Transmission

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.

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5.) Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The Ten Most Unlikely Cars With A Manual Transmission

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...

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4.) Dodge Ram

The Ten Most Unlikely Cars With A Manual Transmission

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

The Ten Most Unlikely Cars With A Manual Transmission

A 4.0 W8-powered all-wheel drive wagon with a manual. Guess how rare it is!

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2.) Cortez Motorhome

The Ten Most Unlikely Cars With A Manual Transmission

Before GMC came out with there version, Cortez offered a front-wheel drive motorhome with a manual transmission. Sounds like an adventure already!

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1.) Chevrolet Astro

The Ten Most Unlikely Cars With A Manual Transmission

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.

Jalopnik approved family cars.

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