Which automaker will be the last to offer manual transmissions?
But it's a dumb question, Senor Manuel will never truly die.
Lotus, mazda probably. I wonder when porsche will make their PDK the only trans option.
Mazda doesn't offer manual on the CX-3 or CX-9, and the CX-5 only has it for the base model (unless you want AWD lel).
At least it's on all their cars.
I think the Mustang will be the last manual car.
First will be the big companies, with probably Ford or GM offering the last sports car with a 6 speed.
Followed by small companies. Followed by third world econotrash (Tata, Lada, Hyundai) simply because a manual is cheaper and simpler.
But we'll be driving cars powered by electricity (either plug in with diesel generator or hydrogen) before that ever actually happens. In which case it'll likely still be the same order, but for a different reason.
g-guys manual transmission will always exist r-right?
Which is a shame because Volvo's current automatics are really behind on everyone else's.
>A, CLA, GLA
All offer manuals - and I'd bet you Mercedes could make a good bit of money if they offered a manual on the GT S for a 20-30K premium.
Stupidest decision they made. Had the 4C been a manual, it would've sold at least 20 to 50% better - especially given the subpar performance of the DCT.
Also, tuners are running into reliability issues if they add a little power to the 1.8T engine. I'd bet Alfa is having lots of warranty claims on that DCT, even untuned ones. The entire unit just sounds fragile and underwhelming.