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This is big news, I was not expecting this to be confirmed so soon! Honda must want to reassure enthusiasts
 

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Can I confess that I actually don't know how to drive a manual?
That's quite a sin to confess. haha

You should really try.
It's fantastic. Always being in the right gear. It just makes driving so much more fun!
 

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That's quite a sin to confess. haha

You should really try.
It's fantastic. Always being in the right gear. It just makes driving so much more fun!
Haha. I should try it. I'm probably going to get another automatic Civic though. I've always been more into technology and driving features than the performance attributes the Si and Type R people are into
 

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Haha. I should try it. I'm probably going to get another automatic Civic though. I've always been more into technology and driving features than the performance attributes the Si and Type R people are into
It's a lot of fun to learn. even if you use an automatic for a daily driver.
 

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Glad to see some news outlets confirming what we already knew that the hatch, Si, and Type R are still getting manuals!


The Civic sedan will no longer be offered with a manual—regardless of trim or engine option. A revised version of the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) found in the outgoing Civic will serve as the only transmission option if you want a Civic in this traditional three-box body style. However, if you decide to spring for the forthcoming Civic hatch, you'll likely also get the option of a six-speed manual gearbox.

Like the Civic hatch that came before it, the 11th-generation model will likely offer a stick shift with the Sport trim, which will likely continue to include the compact car's available 180-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter I-4. This might not seem like a lot of grunt, but consider the last Civic hatch we tested weighed in at a svelte 2,937 pounds—that's a solid power-to-weight ratio, and we suspect the new hatch won't weigh much more than the old one.

If you need even more spunk, then you might want to hold out for the 11th-gen Civic Si sedan and Type R trims. With those high-performance compacts lurking ever closer, and the eventual Civic hatch with a manual surely just a few corners away, we're more than pleased to report that Honda is still serving enthusiasts. Now, Honda, give us those manuals.
 

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Welcome to the forum @Sakiff_. I respect your commitment to learning manual haha. Have you been practicing with any other cars?
Thanks. I have but barely just in parking lots in a friends 2013 Si maybe 3 or 4 times. I’ve been looking at a wrx for a while but I can’t justify the price for it’s dated interiors. The new civic really hits all the marks for me. Just waiting on Honda to reveal the new Si now haha
 

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At the 9:30 mark of this video with Honda Media Relations Manager Carl Pulley he says that the Si is still going to be manual only. Same with the Type R.

 

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Disappointing but not surprising... leaving literally thousands of potential sales on the table in the name of some purist sentiment. Guess I'm keeping my 10th gen coupe because that was the last nail in the coffin for the 11th gen in my book. No coupe. No meaningful upgrades to most trim levels. No auto optioned sport entry. Step backwards styling.

Guess I'll wait and see if the new Acura compact sedan remains an affordable auto alternative to the Si when that new model debuts.
 

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Disappointing but not surprising... leaving literally thousands of potential sales on the table in the name of some purist sentiment. Guess I'm keeping my 10th gen coupe because that was the last nail in the coffin for the 11th gen in my book. No coupe. No meaningful upgrades to most trim levels. No auto optioned sport entry. Step backwards styling.

Guess I'll wait and see if the new Acura compact sedan remains an affordable auto alternative to the Si when that new model debuts.
I guess it's a bit of a let down but it shouldn't be that big of a surprise. Honda never indicated there was going to be an auto Si or Type R that was mostly us and other fans that were talking about it. The styling is subjective but I think Honda did a great job giving it a more modern look and I think it's going to grow on people just like the 10th gen did. As far as upgrades go that's still kind of early since the hatch, Si, and Type R are still TBD.
 

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Disappointing but not surprising... leaving literally thousands of potential sales on the table in the name of some purist sentiment. Guess I'm keeping my 10th gen coupe because that was the last nail in the coffin for the 11th gen in my book. No coupe. No meaningful upgrades to most trim levels. No auto optioned sport entry. Step backwards styling.

Guess I'll wait and see if the new Acura compact sedan remains an affordable auto alternative to the Si when that new model debuts.
the new Acura tlx models look incredible and sporty with automatics if you’re into that. Definitely on the pricier end but a good alternative to the Si.
 

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Disappointing but not surprising... leaving literally thousands of potential sales on the table in the name of some purist sentiment. Guess I'm keeping my 10th gen coupe because that was the last nail in the coffin for the 11th gen in my book. No coupe. No meaningful upgrades to most trim levels. No auto optioned sport entry. Step backwards styling.

Guess I'll wait and see if the new Acura compact sedan remains an affordable auto alternative to the Si when that new model debuts.
The value of keeping the Si as a purist model is worth more I think. Anyone who REALLY wants an Si will learn to drive manual. It's not that hard. Of course, making the most of a manual transmission vehicle (especially a sporty one) takes time but you can learn enough over a weekend to get started...

 

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It's fantastic. Always being in the right gear. It just makes driving so much more fun!
There's actually this moment, when traffic crawls at about 25-30 mph where the speed continuously varies between too much for the second, and too low for the third. Even worse is heavy traffic with its first-second-stop-first-second-third-second-stop sequences. And these are major parts of any urban commute. I gave up manual for the CVT and never looked back.
 
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