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Six Family Cars You Can Still Get with a Stick Page 2


2010 Toyota Camry

2010 Toyota Camry

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Toyota Camry

Yes, the other big-selling Japanese midsize sedan is also available with a six-speed manual transmission, though it may be a bit harder to find one at your local Toyota dealership.  It's available on most Camry trims (though not the top-of-the-line XLE), and gains you 1 mpg on the highway. The Camry may not have a reputation as a sporty car, but get the stick, and you can enjoy the back way to work more than you might think in one of these.

2011 Hyundai Sonata

2011 Hyundai Sonata

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Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai has been a bit more conservative with its excellent new Sonata, offering a six-speed stick only on the bargain-hunter's GLS version.  But if you're shopping for a family car under $20k, this should be on your list.  It has a surprising amount of thrust, thanks to lightweight construction, and niceties like standard Bluetooth and satellite radio make even this base edition feel a bit upscale.

2010 Subaru Legacy

2010 Subaru Legacy

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Subaru Legacy

Even where mother nature does winter like she means it, you can still enjoy the connection between car and driver that only a manual transmission offers.  Subaru's six-speed is a sporty number, with the sort of crisp, short throws you expect in a German sport sedan.  It's available for budget shopper, in the 2.5i, for those with more luxury in mind, in the 2.5i Premium, and for those who love to drive, in the turbcharged GT model.


 
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  1. "Chevy and Ford have dropped the manual completely from the midsize family car class" The 2011 Ford Fusion S or SE with the 2.5L I4 and 6 speed manual, Ford is not out of the midsize manual transmission game.
     
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  2. Maybe in Montana or North Dakota but 94% of us have to deal with traffic, screaming kids, and cups full of coffee :-)
     
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  3. Oh, and if you want to save money on gas in the long run then get auto with your Outback (22/29) as opposed to manual (19/27)
    Not sure why but it's been this way for years now even when they had the the 4-speed sitting in there...
     
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  4. I'm not sure how you are defining family cars; but there are new 2010 Saab 9-3s out there with manuals, and a ton of standard features, for around $20k.
     
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  5. Yeah...thank god Ford has not completely eliminated the option on it's best selling sedan, the Ford Fusion. I hate to say that it is a better looking set a wheels next to the Sonata but that falls within the eyes of the beholder.
     
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  6. I love the 2010 Honda Accord Sedan car.It's really a much cute and very attractive car.It's looking very stylish.The cars seems to get a great reviews.That is stunning for a family car.Excellent features with great functionality and design.So overall it's very nice car.Thanks for sharing this.....
     
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