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Honda is finally releasing the manual-transmission option to turbocharged Civic models for the 2017 model year.

Previously only offered with the LX trim, the six-speed manual gearbox will now be available as a standard feature on the 1.5-liter turbocharged Civic Sedan and Coupe in EX-T trim. Those who have been patiently waiting for this day can pick one up for a starting price of $18,740 for the Sedan and $19,150 for the Coupe.

The EX-T models will be sporting a 174 HP 1.5-liter turbocharged DOHC engine that’s good for 167 lb-ft of torque. That’s a 5 lb-ft increase compared to the CVT transmission models. Honda hasn’t released any new acceleration figures but the extra torque may make you feel like you’re going faster. Speaking of CVT, it’ll still be available for the EX-T trim, but as an additional option.

"For 2017, we're thrilled to boost the Civic lineup by pairing the manual transmission with the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine - something we know our customers are very excited about,” said Jeff Conrad, senior VP and GM of the Honda Division.

A bit of an understatement considering how excited everyone was back in February when Honda first announced their plans to come out with a 1.5t manual.

According to Carscoops, the manual turbos should start appearing on showroom floors today so keep your eyes peeled if you’re interested.
 

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so, instead of slowly decreasing M/T models...Honda is INCREASING the availability of models with them! waiting a year is getting better and better yet!

now, if they can offer the sport hatchback with regular fuel...it's a win-win
 

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At least Honda understands their demographic and who's buying since sometimes car makers stall too long on making manuals and other features available during a time when industry-wide its being phased out.
 

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If the manual is coming as standard, does that mean people who want the auto transmission will have to pay more since it's become and option?
 

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yes, it's an $800 option if you want the CVT moving forward.

i'm torn...it'd be fun to have a manual again...but, like you tires...rush hour, hill and 26 miles one way...CVT just simpler. wish they would throw the paddle shifters in with the $800 upgrade!!!!
 

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If the manual is coming as standard, does that mean people who want the auto transmission will have to pay more since it's become and option?
Actually, what they did is that the price of the CVT EXT model stays the same as the 2016 model, the manual is just cheaper, so the EXT has a lower starting price, but you're not actually paying MORE for the CVT model than you would have for the 2016 model.
 

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Thought they were charging more for the CVT when I saw the $800 price tag on the LX hatchback. Didn't know that was what we would pay originally is Honda didn't come out with a manual option.
 

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****.

**** my impatience. and the winds saying the manual transmission is going the way of the dodo.

Time to not think about anything anymore.
 

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****.

**** my impatience. and the winds saying the manual transmission is going the way of the dodo.

Time to not think about anything anymore.
Don't be surprised if in another year or two they decide to cut it from production. Less and less people want manual and right now we're going through a short period of where people want them, it's not a long term strategy, a short one.
 

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Don't be surprised if in another year or two they decide to cut it from production. Less and less people want manual and right now we're going through a short period of where people want them, it's not a long term strategy, a short one.
With all the A.T. issues out there right now(manufactures in general) and the uncertainty of CVT's I could see just the opposite happening!
 

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Most folks would rather put on makeup, sip their latte, or fiddle with their phone while driving instead of using/coordinating both hands a feet. Makes me wonder if the roads would be safer with more manuals and less automatics.
 

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It's not an issue of transmission, ppl who drive and do those things will find a way to do the same in a manual car. Honda may be one of the few manufacturers who will still provide the manual option in the years to come depending on how many of civic manuals they sell in the upcoming year.

I predict that manual will mostly only be offered with sports cars in the future.
 

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They seem to be getting phased out more and more and it's only a matter of time. When that day comes, it'll be the end of me buying new cars. I love my manual transmissions, just gives the driver more control over the vehicle.
 

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We'll be getting a 1.5T manual trans sedan as soon as they arrive at dealers lots. Should be anytime now. We're going to be doing quite a bit of testing and product development for this platform.
 
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