Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Batavia, New York
Re: When did GM stop offering Manual Transmissions
Cost of development plus the fact about less than 10 percent of vehicle owners nowadays know how to drive stick can't justify the cost difference to have a manual. The 09 F150 is an all auto transmission line. Either the 4 Speed or new 6 Speed is available for it. The 4.3 V6 is gone and so the manual transmission with it.
The newer auto transmissions can handle more power than before, and with the more gears like the 5 speed or 6 speed, the advantage of having more gears of a manual is null. Even though the manual did have a nice MPG advantage, and the fact you can have the freedom to shift when you want. But car manufacturers are trying to cut developing and production costs down so if it can save millions they will do it.
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