I concur. When we were looking for a manual MZ3, the dealership in NJ had to ship one 700 miles away for us to get it. They literally had no manual cars in their lots. The salesman even asked us "why the f***" would we want a manual.I highly doubt a manual transmission option will come to US, the market is just not there for Mazda to invest money in it.
Oh, thats classy from a salesperson. I would've shot back "Who the f*** asked you?"
meh... it's Jersey. And he was a kid. Still, I was surprised that the few MX-5's they had at the lot were all automatics.What a jerky thing to say to a customer.
I WOULD WANT A MANUAL.