It seems like every year, fewer cars, even performance cars, are produced with manual transmissions and fewer people I meet have ever even driven a stick. How many currently drive a vehicle with a manual transmission? Who here have never owned a car with a manual transmission? How many people here have never driven a car with a manual transmission? I'll never understand people getting sports cars/performance cars with automatic transmissions. I don't care how good auto transmissions get, they still disconnect you from the true driving experience, IMO.