Does the Mazda MX-5 Miata have an option for manual transmission?

I love how the Mazda MX-5 Miata looks, but think little sports cars like that should be manual. Does it come with manual transmission, or is it only automatic?

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Answer provided by
Jacqulyn Graber
Answered on Jun 07, 2022
There’s just something about driving a sports car with manual transmission—and you’re not the only one who thinks driving an automatic Miata is a faux pas! Fortunately, exploring the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata’s high-revving personality is encouraged by the direct, easy-to-shift manual transmission.
In fact, Mazda has eliminated the six-speed automatic transmission from most of the MX-5 Miata’s trims for 2022, making it available only on the top-level Grand Touring trim where it is a $500 option on the convertible and a $550 option on the RF.
If you’re shopping used rather than brand new, you’re still in luck. The Miata was launched in North American for the 1990 model year, and manual transmission has always been standard. (Although, older model years did offer automatic transmission as an upgrade on a variety of trim levels.)
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