Top 10 Cars That Should Come With a Stick But Don’t

Top 10 Cars That Should Come With a Stick But Don’t

8. Acura TSX Sport Wagon

Well lookie what we have here… a station wagon! Don’t get your hopes up, though, there’s no diesel and a stick shift is nowhere to be found.

The Acura TSX Sport Wagon is a welcome addition to the premium brand’s lineup, offering customers a reasonably entertaining drive along with ample cargo space. It’s powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. Predictably it’s matched to an automatic cog-crate, but making matters worse it’s only a five-speed unit. An extra gear or three would go a long way to improving the car’s performance.

Still the four-by-five arrangement is quite efficient, delivering up to 30 miles per gallon on the interstate.

That’s fine and dandy, but Acura won’t offer its more powerful 3.5-liter V6 in the Sport Wagon, which is too bad. A little extra oomph would be appreciated, but really all we want is a manual. Is that too much to ask? Apparently, yes.

And to make matters worse, you can get a darn good stick-shift in the sedan.

  • Fadil Mazrekaj

    ich Schaven Cadillac Elgat kareseri Sport Velge tekniesch Berymt immer weir

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1753202192 Ng Soon Bin

    the only people that can afford those cars are in their retirement age…and they manual is not one of their priority. the marketing people knows this

  • http://lambright.com/ wayne lambright

    Cadillac is a dying breath of a turd.

  • Robert

    Judging by your photo in your avatar, you’ll probably die first from morbid obesity!

  • Kinetis

    The scion iQ and Acura TSX Wagon are affordable. I think the manufacturers don’t want ham fisted shifters ruining their beautiful engines.

  • Carla Sanders

    Wayne, I think Caddy is doing ok (if only because Bimmer has insane prices that have turned off even hardcore Bimmer fans). It’s Lincoln that’s dying.

  • http://lambright.com/ wayne lambright

    F U also

  • Robby G

    Cadillac is doing awesome right now. Sales keep going up and the products are world class.

  • Shiratori1

    One of the most pretentious, elitist, and idiotic boy racer articles that I have ever seen. FAIL!!!

  • Robert

    Oh, please! Put down the fork and get to a gym!

  • OllieProphet

    Article was spot on. Every good car can be made more fun to drive by the simple application of a manual transmission. Gas mileage and 0-60 aside, it just feels better to be part of the shifting decision, and the shifable ATs (I have two european versions…) don’t cut it. When it comes to economy cars, it is just criminal not to offer the more reliable and cheaper to repair MT. Shame on GM for not offering the MT in the new diesel Cruz. What were they thinking, especially when they have an MT on other models. It can’t be that much to certify a different configuration….
    PS- the Caddies are ridiculous. They look like an 8 year old designed them for a Bat Man comic book….

  • OllieProphet

    Ugly, overpriced plastic made by a company stolen from shareholders and given to socialist-leaning, union thugs by a communist-inspired president. Fail!, i.e. the GM Cadillac is not an automobile of my choosing, due to design inadequacies and institutional flaws.

  • AL

    This makes me wonder, did Cadillac EVER offer a stick shift on any of its cars? I can’t name a single one! The Allante? Nope. The lovely Seville from 1990? Nope. The insanely powerful CTSV? Still a flat no. If they offered it, I’d probably be driving a Cadillac now.

  • ColumWood

    You can get a six-speed manual in the CTS-V, coupe and sedan!

  • Dave Metcalf

    I think the Nissan GT-R should have a manual version. It is not right not to be able to shift with a clutch…

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