Off topic car rant! WHY is a manual transmission car so hard to find?!?

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I have a friend who is partner in a used car dealership, and he says a stick in anything but a Porsche/Corvette/etc is the kiss of death for selling it, with few exceptions, those being Honda Civic's/Accords/ Toyota Corolla/Camry's, I would be cool with one of those, but they sell as soon as they land on the lot and cl is devoid of them, as people here know I rock a Toyota Tercel coupe, but it is a slushbox, ie; automatic, and it is "fine" but there is no substitute for the control a manual trans provides in the snow, my car was on cl as a manual or I never would have gone to look at it, I got it cheap, but I have had 2 of the same car with 4 spds that I enjoyed so much more, where have they all gone? Where are the Honda 6 speed Wagovan awd, the Toyota Tercel wagons with awd and 5speeds, even the 5 speed Corolla's or prisms? All we are all this lazy? No one knows how to shift? Give me a late '80's Subaru awd wagon with a 5 spd and a carb...sigh. I know I can get a 4wd tank like a Tahoe, and they ARE super nice at 5500 lbs but still automatic...snores. Toyota 4 runners used to offer a 5 speed, where did this go? Too much phone in face to drive, no skills to drive, what? Audi and VW made stick awd cars and I think still do, but are out of my reach to maintain, and just money pits. Mercedes does too, but not stick except maybe the g-wagon, but those are prob all automatic too. WTF?

Why? I know there are car people here too, thoughts? I know Subaru still offered a 5 spd around 10 yrs ago, no idea if they still do as I will never be able to afford a brand new car. Subaru used to be a beacon of reliability, but in the 2000's started in with head gasket failures in a bad way, except the 3.0 flat 6, but such niche cars. Opinions? Thoughts? The really funny thing about this rant? I HATE shifting a motorcycle, (why I'm into mopeds) but love shifting cars.

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  Off topic car rant! WHY is a manual transmission car so hard to find?!?Topic by: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 01/04/20 02:53AM
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