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I keep talking with people and apparently the manual trans in the 2nd gens are quite rare...

How many of you have a manual 5 speed in your 2nd gen? I wants to know. I has it. [wrenchin]

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I got one, when I bought mine it was the only one in Vegas.

still got to cut it down a little.
 

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Ever since I drove my 94 Ford Escort, I've been addicted to driving manual. I refuse to own a car that is an automatic transmission. I feel lazy, and that I'm not paying enough attention to the road, the car, and the experience. I also don't let anyone else drive my car, so I have no qualms with putting in a special shifter knob :)

 

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If I had bought my own car I would have chosen manual....I hate this stupid 4spd. However, gramps is not a fan of replacing clutches apparently. Can't say I mind in the LA traffic though ;).
 

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found the only one in my dealership. they didn't even know they had one. manual is the way to go
 

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Mine was the only one in the lot, and I am glad to have it. People say they did not know Focuses came in Manual....shows how uncommon it is lol.
 

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SES Coupe with a 5sp. ;-) had it shipped from 365mi away.
 

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That's more manual trans than I thought, but I would put money on the fact that most of the cars made with em are on here or FJ.

What I was told at the dealer was, "The people who want a Manual trans seek them out, it's very rare that we sell a manual to regular people".



SES Coupe with a 5sp. ;-) had it shipped from 365mi away.
I really wanted an SES but the only way I could get a Manual was with an SE, which is OK I guess cause the color has grown on me and it doesn't come in the SES Tier.

Mine was the only one in the lot, and I am glad to have it. People say they did not know Focuses came in Manual....shows how uncommon it is lol.
found the only one in my dealership. they didn't even know they had one. manual is the way to go
Mine was the only one available in the city and the only other one available in the state of Texas was out in San Antonio, it was a black SE. Heck it never hit the sales lot, I went in and was told it was on a train arriving the next day. I said hide it, and I will see you tomorrow. Next day I owned it with 7 miles on her.
 

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i always thought it was because of location also. around here, it's nothing but traffic, so i see nothing but automatic's for sale. now i go down south and they have as many manuals around as auto's while there is usually less traffic.
 

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My 5 speed was the only one on the lot. I drove 2 hours to get it. Well worth it..
 

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I have a 5 speed and it's amazing.

I custom ordered mine and picked it :)

I originally tried to order a 2010 5 speed SES but they ran out of manual transmissions lol
 
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