What are some benefits to having a manual transmission car?
They continue to be less expensive to purchase, where they are available.
Small cars, with small engines, perform better with a manual transmission.
Manual transmissions are easier to repair than a traditional automatic transmission.
The clutch provides an extra measure of control that makes a manual transmission more pleasurable to drive for many people.
A manual transmission car is less likely to be stolen in locales where most people do not learn to drive manual.
They are the most commonly available rental cars in many parts of the world. You’ll pay extra for an automatic in many places.