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2010 Altima

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2010 Altima loses its manual transmission options according the article i just read on C/D.

For the 4 and the 6.

So, let's inventory this.

which of the midsizers offer MT?

start out with the 6 cylinders. anyone? Are there any 6 cyl. MT cars left in this class?

Fusion, Camry, Accord, M6, Subie still offer it on the 4 cyl. Subaru 2.5GT is the only 'performance' manual now I think. Subie 2.5GT wins by default?

VW Passat and CC offer manuals but they are only 207hp.

Ford Ecoboost if it offers MT will slot in under the subie but above the others.

Buick v6 Regal with manual may have that niche to themselves! SHOCKING!

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2010 Altima loses its manual transmission options according the article i just read on C/D.

For the 4 and the 6.

So, let's inventory this.

which of the midsizers offer MT?

start out with the 6 cylinders. anyone? Are there any 6 cyl. MT cars left in this class?

Fusion, Camry, Accord, M6, Subie still offer it on the 4 cyl. Subaru 2.5GT is the only 'performance' manual now I think. Subie 2.5GT wins by default?

VW Passat and CC offer manuals but they are only 207hp.

Ford Ecoboost if it offers MT will slot in under the subie but above the others.

Buick v6 Regal with manual may have that niche to themselves! SHOCKING!

The Passat loses its manual option in the US, although nobody buys the Passat anyway, now that the CC is here - which is available with MT. On a dyno, the 2.0T motor makes Accord V6 power up until 5,000 rpm.

Interestingly, all but the Accord have six-speeds...

Does the Jetta, particularly the wagon, count as a midsizer? You can get a manual with the 2.5, TDI, or 2.0T.

Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima offer five-speed manuals as well.

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2010 Passat and CC get DSG, by the way. Fuel economy goes up from 19/29 with the six-speed automatic to 22/31 with the DSG. That means V6+ punch during low revs, sub-7 second 0-60s, and absolutely no difference in EPA fuel economy compared to a N/A four-cylinder - Accord 2.4 gets 21/31. Now that's EcoBooooost.

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People wonder why 5% of buyers only opt for a manual transmission, well this is why. There really aren't very many vehicles built with a stick to buy anymore. What people used to consider to be "luxury" options are now standard equipment; equipment that some people find useless; equipment that people actually don't really need; equipment people take for granted.

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i like the CC. I'd consider one with a 6MT.

can't wait to see if Fusion is offered w/ ecoboost 4/MT. the fusion SE 4 cyl 6 speed is a pretty speedy car actually now in 2010.

Subaru will likely have the best numbers. albeit peaky.

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