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

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

4. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

What three little letters add up to BIG performance? Answer: A, M and G. Benzes graced with one vowel and two consonants are all about ludicrous speed and focused performance for a dedicated few.

The company’s C63 follows a classic formula for automotive entertainment: cram a gigantic engine under the hood of a small car. It worked in the 1960s and ‘70s and it’s just a brilliant today.

This little AMG road-rocket is powered by a 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V8 that delivers 451 horsepower, enough to propel the car from zero to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

Unfortunately the C63 is only offered with an automatic transmission. To be fair, it’s a really good seven-gear unit, but still…

  • Fadil Mazrekaj

    ich Schaven Cadillac Elgat kareseri Sport Velge tekniesch Berymt immer weir

  • 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

  • Kinetis

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

  • 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!

  • wayne lambright

    F U also

  • Robert

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

  • 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.

  • Robby G

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

  • 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.

  • Shiratori1

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

  • 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….

  • 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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