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Ten Of The Best Cars Available With A Manual Transmission

Do you consider yourself an automotive enthusiast? If so, chances are you relish the opportunity to row your own gears. Thing is, the manual transmission and its adherents are a dying breed, right?

Not so fast. There are still plenty of good choices for those who can't imagine driving without a proper clutch pedal.

We've assembled a list of ten cool cars that you can still buy with a stick. Click on the image above to get this party started.

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Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

The Chevrolet Corvette has always stood out as a performance bargain, and that's never been more so than now. With the addition of the Grand Sport, buyers can get Z06 handling and LT1 performance. It's the sweet spot right between the Stingray and the monstrous Z06.
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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

The most powerful car on our list is the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. With 707 raging ponies underhood, you're going to need a firm grip on the shifter and a deft foot on the clutch.
Research the 2016 Dodge Charger
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Ford Focus RS

The Focus ST used to be the top performance model in the Focus lineup, but now the RS is on the scene. With tarmac clawing AWD, an addictive Drift Mode, and 345 horsepower, the RS is in another league entirely.
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The BMW M2 is, quite simply, the best BMW sports coupe we've seen in a generation. It channels the best M Division attributes into a compact, if not particularly lightweight, form factor. It's also a relative bargain. Drive one and you'll understand why we're so into it.
Research the 2016 BMW M2
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Jeep Wrangler

Jeep's quintessential off-road SUV is more capable than ever, and it's available with a six-speed manual transmission, too, helping the driver corral all 285 horsepower to the ground through all four wheels.
Research the 2016 Jeep Wrangler
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Mazda MX-5 Miata

The MX-5 Miata is Mazda's sleek convertible sports car for those who appreciate high performance mixed with a little well-engineered fun. And, like the old British roadsters it's meant to evoke, it comes with a manual transmission as standard.
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Porsche 718 Cayman

The Porsche Cayman is a two-seater mid-engine sports coupe revitalizing the spirit and nostalgia of the Porsche 718. Unlike some other Porsche models, you can still get it with a proper manual transmission – and, in a new twist for the Cayman line, it'll be offered with a turbocharged flat-four.
Research the 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman
Toyota 86
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Toyota 86

Don't call it a Scion (anymore). The Toyota 86 is a front-engine, rear-wheel drive sport coupe engineered and designed together with Subaru. The attractively styled and lightweight 86 embodies a return to Toyota's sports car roots – and that means a standard six-speed manual transmission.
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Subaru WRX STI

The Subaru WRX traces its roots back to rally racing, and the STI version is the highest-performance machine currently rolling out of the Japanese automaker's assembly line. With its 305-horsepower turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive chassis, there's no better way to let out your inner rally driver than with the STI and its manual transmission.
Research the 2016 Subaru WRX
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Volkswagen GTI

The VW GTI can claim to be the world's first true hot hatchback, which could be defined as a powerful engine inside a practical box shape with as much fun-to-drive goodness baked in as possible. Naturally, that includes a standard manual transmission.
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