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Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Some you might be familiar with, some you might not, but no matter what folks are telling you, it's still possible to find a stick shift in nearly every segment.

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2016 BMW M5
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2016 BMW M5

Just a heads up: This isn't a full, comprehensive list of all the cars with manual transmissions. Would you thumb through 100 slides? Didn't think so.

2016 BMW M5
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2016 BMW M5

The F10 M5 continues to offer a six-speed manual, thanks to overwhelming US demand. It's an option, rather than standard equipment. Sadly, this will be the last generation of M5 to offer a manual.

2016 Buick Verano Turbo
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2016 Buick Verano Turbo

If you order your 2016 Verano with the 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, you can outfit it with a six-speed manual.

2016 Buick Verano Turbo
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2016 Buick Verano Turbo

The Regal also used to come with a six-speed manual transmission, but it was discontinued for 2016.

2016 Chevrolet Colorado
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2016 Chevrolet Colorado

Mid-size trucks are one of the segments where the manual continues to thrive. You can find sticks on the Colorado, Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier.

2016 Chevrolet Colorado
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2016 Chevrolet Colorado

It's only available in one specific configuration, however: 2WD, extended cab, with the 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine.

2016 Chevrolet SS
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2016 Chevrolet SS

The SS is one of, if not the last full-size sedan to offer a manual transmission as standard equipment.

2016 Chevrolet SS
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2016 Chevrolet SS

That manual transmission mates to a sonorous 6.2-liter V-8 and rear-wheel drive.

2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
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2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

The Challenger is the only Hellcat model to offer a Tremec six-speed manual.

2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
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2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

The Charger's floorpan was not designed to accommodate a manual transmission, so you can't swap one over from the Challenger without a hell of a lot of work.

2016 Jeep Wrangler
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2016 Jeep Wrangler

A manual transmission is standard equipment on every two-door Wrangler, because this SUV is older than time itself.

2016 Jeep Wrangler
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2016 Jeep Wrangler

In fact, it would be hard to imagine a world where a Jeep Wrangler didn't come with a manual, even as an option.

2016 Mazda CX-5
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2016 Mazda CX-5

While a stick isn't available on the smallest CX-3, it's still available on the base-model CX-5.

2016 Mazda CX-5
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2016 Mazda CX-5

It's connected to the same 155-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline-four that powers the MX-5 Miata.

2016 Ram 2500
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2016 Ram 2500

Here it is, folks -- the last heavy-duty pickup to offer a manual transmission.

2016 Ram 2500
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2016 Ram 2500

It's available on a wide range of trims, from base all the way up to Laramie, in both 4x2 and 4x4 configurations.

2016 Subaru Forester
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2016 Subaru Forester

This is the last Subaru crossover to offer a manual transmission.

2016 Subaru Forester
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2016 Subaru Forester

It's only offered on the bottom two trims, on the weaker of the two engines offered.

2016 Volkswagen CC
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2016 Volkswagen CC

While you can't get one on the Passat, you can still opt for a six-speed manual on the swoopier-roof CC.

2016 Volkswagen CC
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2016 Volkswagen CC

The stick is available only on the Trend trim, which requires a special factory order. But you can still get it!

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