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Old 01-11-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I want one ...and so does my daughter (she was raised right).

What we're looking for is a list of what cars have offered the choice.
Current production back to let's say 2000.

We don't care about brand or model ... but not Jeeps, SUV's or sports cars.
Just compacts through mid size; sedan, coupe, wagon, small PU, etc, whatever.

I'm assuming that someone has already done this homework
and that one of you gearheads will have it saved ...or remembers the url.

Anyone? Bueller?

Thanks
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:20 AM
 
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The brand makes little difference.
Just find a good one owner no accident manual transmission car.


Hard to find one that's any good (excluding sports cars).


Even harder to sell when time comes. As few drive manual transmission daily drivers.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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Heres what a quick search on auto trader turned up, just searched for manual trans, under 26k, coupe, sedan, hatchback

Cars for Sale in Greensboro, NC 27401: cars under 26000 - Autotrader
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:45 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Thanks for the responses.
Shopping comes later.

What we're looking for is the list of what cars to look for.
The list is thinner than it used to be.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:50 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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Thanks for the responses.
Shopping comes later.

What we're looking for is the list of what cars to look for.
The list is thinner than it used to be.
Looking at that list shows you what cars are available. You kill two birds with one stone. Just because a car can come with a manual trans does not mean you will be able to find one.

Anyways, just in case your google is broken

https://www.google.com/search?q=cars...utf-8&oe=utf-8
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:07 AM
 
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We don't care about brand or model ... but not Jeeps, SUV's or sports cars.
You already state that the brand is not important. So just find a good one.
You are extremely limited in seeking a manual transmission today as most now are sporty cars. And then you will pay a premium for a sporty type car. Very few people purchase a new sedan car with manual transmission so the used market is quite limited.


It is the condition of car and the mileage. A one owner no accident car.


No one brand is better then the other. Of course, the Honda people will say that Honda is best. The Toyota people will say that Toyota is best. And on and on. All missing the point of finding a good used car. Finding a good used car is contingent on how the first owner treated the car.


Before jumping on one brand or another it is more important to view what engine is in car.
Is the engine a timing chain engine or a timing belt engine? If timing belt is the engine an interference engine or a non-interference engine? Best to read up on all of this. Why buy a used car that may need a new timing belt in a few more miles at a cost of $500.00 to $1,500.00?


The simple answer is to go and purchase the base model new Nissan Versa at about $12,000.00 or a Mitsubishi Mirage at the same price.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:14 AM
 
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Here is a good one.
Go for it.


LINK
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:16 AM
 
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Thanks for the responses.
Shopping comes later.

What we're looking for is the list of what cars to look for.
The list is thinner than it used to be.
(last sentence )


I bought a new 07 Toyota Camry with a manual transmission.


Yes, Toyota made them but they were so rare that a long time Toyota salesman did not believe there was such a thing in 07 models.


So, companies may have offered manuals but if very few were manufactured the used car list will be thin.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:19 AM
 
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The brand makes little difference.
Just find a good one owner no accident manual transmission car.

Hard to find one that's any good (excluding sports cars).

Even harder to sell when time comes. As few drive manual transmission daily drivers.


WOW, I'm guessing you drive an automatic, and probably something like a corolla based on that post.

resale value has NEVER been a concern when choosing a vehicle that I .. WANT.. TO DRIVE..




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Originally Posted by MrRational View Post
I want one ...and so does my daughter (she was raised right).

What we're looking for is a list of what cars have offered the choice.
Current production back to let's say 2000.

We don't care about brand or model ... but not Jeeps, SUV's or sports cars.
Just compacts through mid size; sedan, coupe, wagon, small PU, etc, whatever.

I'm assuming that someone has already done this homework
and that one of you gearheads will have it saved ...or remembers the url.

Anyone? Bueller?

Thanks
I don't have a typed out list, but if no one comes along with one, can you narrow yours down a little farther?
**Do you have a price range?
**Your open on manufacturer, but do you have a deal-breaker, or preference of Japanese, german, American, or other?
**You ruled out jeeps, suvs, and sports cars.. It sounds like you are looking for something a little more basic..

OR just go to cars.com, ebay, or autotrader, and put in the year and manual trans and see what vehicles show up. You can cut em down by style too.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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WOW, I'm guessing you drive an automatic, and probably something like a corolla based on that post.

resale value has NEVER been a concern when choosing a vehicle that I .. WANT.. TO DRIVE..


Resale value is important to most everyone. But apparently there is one that does not care about money.


I drive this car. For the last 10 years. Paid $3,500 for it 10 years ago. Car had 54,000 one owner no accident miles when I bought it used. Still looks and drive excellent.
Drove from Cape Ann to San Diego and back - twice. With zero issues.


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