Yes, modern automatic/dual clutch transmissions are faster and more fuel efficient than manuals, but who cares? These cars would be incredible with a stick and three pedals.


10.) Volvo V60 Polestar

The 350 HP V60 Polestar was a gift from the wagon gods, but it had two huge shortcomings. One, it was produced in limited numbers, and two, it didn't come with a manual.

If you don't want an obscenely blue, AWD, 350 hp wagon, then you're reading the wrong website.

Suggested By: Tina Corbett, Photo Credit: Volvo


9.) Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

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The SRT Grand Cherokee is the most absurd car Chrysler makes that doesn't have a Viper or Hellcat badge on it, so why not give it a manual?

I mean, a 470 HP Jeep with big Brembos that can run 13s in the 1/4 mile is already ridiculous, so a manual transmission wouldn't seem out of place.

Suggested By: ReverendDexter, Photo Credit: Jeep


8.) Ram 1500 Tradesman

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What has a 395 HP V8 and rear wheel drive, and costs around $25k? The Ram 1500 Tradesman. It would be the ultimate muscle car bargain, except for the fact that it doesn't come with a stick.

In fact, we'd like to see sticks in more full sized pickups.

Suggested By: 7iter12598723, Photo Credit: RAM


7.) Honda Odyssey

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Minivans are awesome. They're more practical and fuel efficient than their SUV brethren, yet somehow, no less powerful.

Something like a Honda Odyssey would be even more awesome with a manual, or even better still, a column shifted manual. So Honda, get working on the 6-on-the-tree we need, and deserve.

Suggested By: ImmortalSix, Photo Credit: Honda


6.) Ford Raptor

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The ultimate hoon truck with the ultimate hoon transmission. Who wouldn't want that?

Suggested By: Spacegrass, Photo Credit: Ford


5.) Pagani Huayra

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One of the best things about the Zonda was the fact that you could have that amazing naturally aspirated AMG V12 attached to a proper manual gearbox. The new Huayra is as stunning as you'd expect, but we do miss the old school charm of a Zonda.

Of course, if you have the cash Pagani will make a manual Huayra, but you'd be fronting the cost of development. So, if you dear reader have more money than you know what to do with, be a hero and get a manual Huayra. The fate of America depends on you.

Suggested By: Tom, Photo Credit: Pagani


4.) Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

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Considering the G-Wagon is actually just an old truck with some new stuff slapped on, a manual transmission would suit its character well. While they're at it, they should put the manual in the G63, considering it's already one of the most insane cars Mercedes makes.

And you know what? Put a manual in the V12 G65 AMG too. Tens of people would buy it!

Suggested By: Aredee, Photo Credit: Raphael Orlove/Jalopnik


3.) Porsche 911 GT3

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I'll admit, the PDK in the 911 GT3 is probably the best dual clutch on the market, and I certainly wouldn't be bitching about the lack of a manual if I owned a new GT3.

But, who the hell would pass up the opportunity to have a 9000 RPM flat-six and a manual gearbox? Crazy people, that's who.

Suggested By: macanamera, Photo Credit: Porsche


2.) Lamborghini Huracan

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No one buys an Huracan and expects it to be faster than the equivalent Ferrari or McLaren. Sure, it'll be fast, but leave the lap time battles to those other two – the Lambo is bought because it's cool.

So, why not put a manual in it? It might not be the fastest thing in its class around the Nurburgring, but it'd be a hell of a lot of fun.

Suggested By: TheStigsGermanCousin, Photo Credit: via Jalopnik


1.) Alfa Romeo 4C

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I'm so happy that Alfa is making its triumphant return to the US with an ultralight, hardcore two-seater, but doesn't it seem weird that they don't make one with a manual?

You don't even have power steering in the car, and yet you can only get it with a dual clutch? Oh well. At least we can say there's a new Alfa Romeo for sale in the US, and for that I'm happy.

Suggested By: B_Dol, Photo Credit: Alfa Romeo

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