Ten of the coolest manual transmission cars

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Do you consider yourself a car enthusiast? If so, chances are you love the feel of a manual transmission. Thereís something romantic about going for a drive and having one hand resting on the stick, manually switching gears when you need to. These days, finding a stick shift is getting harder and harder. More and more people are opting for automatic transmissions so they donít have to worry about the clutch or the stick shift. However, there are still some cool cars out there that have a manual transmission option. Hereís a look at ten of them.

1. Chevrolet Corvette Z06. At $79,000 the Z06 Corvette is an excellent mid-life crisis vehicle for the car enthusiast. Thereís a seven-speed manual transmission model that boasts 650 horsepower.

2. Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. At 707 horsepower, this is the most powerful car on the list. If youíre looking for good gas mileage, however, donít get this one.

3. Ford Focus ST. At $24,370 the Ford Focus ST is a more affordable manual transmission. It gets 32 mpg on the freeway and is an all-around fun car to drive.

4. Honda Civic Si. This four cylinder engine is capable of 205 horsepower though youíll really have to step on it. Thanks to its manual transmission itís still fun to drive though itís not the fastest car on this list.

5. Jeep Wrangler. If youíre looking for an off-road SUV with a manual transmission, look no further. This one comes with a six-speed transmission, a 285 horsepower engine, and four-wheel drive.

6. Mazda MX-5 Miata. It doesnít get much more fun than this. Not only does it have a manual transmission but itís a convertible. Itís the perfect car for an enjoyable Sunday drive.

7. Porsche Cayman GTS. If youíve got $75,000 you can afford to part with, the Cayman GTS is a very fun car to drive. Itís one of the few Porsches you can buy these days that has a manual transmission.

8. Scion FR-S. The Scion FR-S is a good mixture of affordability, fuel efficiency, and fun. Itís a 2-door sport coupe that comes standard with a six-speed transmission.

9. Subaru WRX STI. The STI version has a 305 horsepower turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive. Combine all that with a manual transmission and youíve got a fun ride.

10. Volkswagen GTI. Like all the other cars on this list, it has a manual transmission. The GTI might be the coolest hatchback money can buy If youíre like most car enthusiasts. Youíre going to be tempted to push your manual transmission to the limit so make sure youíve got high quality insurance for your new car. Call (855) 724-7965 for a quote.

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