5 Cheap Sports Cars With a Manual Transmission for Six-Speed Smiles Under $30,000

Dan Smith

"Stick shift" is a dying feature in all vehicles, even dedicated sports cars. However, there is still hope for car lovers who want to choose their own gear. For example, the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT and 2023 Subaru BRZ come standard with his 3-pedal setup. Check out some new cheap cars with sports car DNA and manual transmissions that won't break the bank.
  • 2022 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT
  • 2022 Ford Mustang Ecoboost
  • 2023 Subaru BRZ
  • 2023 Toyota GR86
  • 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Anyone still offering a manual transmission?

Many makes and models don't offer manual transmissions in their current American market lineup, but some options are happy to host a three-pedal setup. For example, some inexpensive sports cars, such as the 2023 Subaru BRZ and the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT, have 6-speed manual transmissions. In fact, all five of his best cheap sports cars under $30,000, as picked by US News, offer the option to row a boat.