A manual transmission is basically where you don't have the vehicle changing gears for you. In that case, you have to do it yourself, but there are some people who prefer it that way. Anyway, though, I haven't heard much about these types of cars lately. In fact, I think I was a kid (or maybe teenager) when I last rode such a vehicle. However, though, I don't think they've disappeared and I'm wondering about good deals on such vehicles.