I agree. I was really looking forward to having a manual transmission available on the AWD version!
While Mazda isn’t offering a manual gearbox on their CX-3 mini-CUV, Honda will be offering one on 2WD versions of the HR-V.
Yes, I saw a lot of disappointment on the internet about AWD not getting a manual . But, I think a lot of people were very happily surprised that the manual would even be there for any HRV. The trend in the industry is away from manuals.Disappointed the Mazda wont be offering a Manual to US clientele, doubly disapointed the HRV only makes it available on the 2WD's...
One of my concerns is that the HR-V will not be offered in the U.S. in any sort of trim or colors worth buying. Part of the low-take rate for manuals is that they are typically offered only as boring, stripped models.funny fact....the new fit, top of the line model, exl can't be had with a manual in the US, but can in Canada.
Since I suspect I will have to order a "clean" car anyway, I can wait for my manual equipped car to arriveFor those of you wanting .a manual, I'd make sure I was talking to my dealer now and putting my name on a list. If this is anything like Honda's other offerings of manual transmissions, it isn't likely to be a large quantity. The dealer I like usually has I'd guess 60 or so Civics. They might have one manual among those. Prepare to wait for availability is my only note here.
What do you mean by "clean" car?Since I suspect I will have to order a "clean" car anyway, I can wait for my manual equipped car to arrive
I mean one without all the extra dealer added junk to take advantage of people that are anxious to get this exciting new model.What do you mean by "clean" car?
I don't mind waiting either for an order, nor am I opposed to a fly-and-buy if I find one located within a day's drive.
Right, I don't want any of that junk either.I mean one without all the extra dealer added junk to take advantage of people that are anxious to get this exciting new model.