Yeah, Manual Transmissions are going to be more rare (just like the Honda Sensing package) is which means you are going to pay a whole lot more unless you luck out and find what you want on a lot. People just don't want manuals anymore and I don't blame them. I used to drive my MT Miata on a daily basis, but I do not crave it AT ALL (at least the transmission side) compared to my CVT Civic. The thinking used to be that it was cheaper in the long run, but honestly I think its the reverse now. The cost to replace my Miata's clutch was going to cost $800-$1200, plus I've had to replace both Master and Slave Cylinders while a well-designed CVT will likely last forever.