Reliable, Recommended Cars With a Manual Transmission
CR's survey results point to dependable hatchbacks, sedans, sports cars, and SUVs with a stick shift
Manual transmissions were once commonplace, not just the choice for low-cost cars and driving enthusiasts. Stick shifts are now a rarity due to advancements in technology and increasing road congestion. But there are still some hatchbacks, sedans, sports cars, and SUVs that offer do-it-yourself transmissions and average or better reliability.
These manuals no longer have better fuel economy than automatic and continuously variable transmissions. And while mastering a clutch and stick shift can be a source of pride, a manual doesn’t have a performance advantage over today’s automatics, either.