Stick shift anyone?

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Does Ram make new trucks with a stick shift or are they all automatics?

There's still at least one fleet truck in some foreign markets that has a manual option, but it's not a model that's available stateside. Everything in the US and Canada is automatic only. Not Ram, but with Jeep falling under the same parent company you can get a midsize with a stick since the Gladiator still offers a manual. I think Toyota still offers a manual in their midsize as well.
 

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You can be confident that every non luxury type auto manufacturer has Standard Shift Automobiles in the

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Hard to text with a stick shift!!!! We have cars with beds! Wish we still had a choice, we can't even find CDL truck drivers who can drive a manual, we offer more pay if they can drive a manual. You ask, "Can you drive a manual" you hear "Duh, I usually keep mine in the glove box." Oh boy, going to be a short test drive! Never thought I'd see it in my lifetime. Something most guys could do by 10 years old before, now grown men can't. I know...... times are different......... So. Lol
 
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Unfortunately, those of us that are Drivers, not owners, are vastly outnumbered. Most people push this Petal to go, and this Petal to stop and are mad that their infotainment system isn't linking up, or whatever the heck infotainment systems do.

"Cars with beds". Boy did you nail that! X10.

I know it's blasphemy, but that super duper 8 speed doesn't do anything for me. But if they would come out with a 1500 with something like a Tremec T6060, I'd have my order in by the end of the day. 3.92 LSD rear end, of course.

The 6 speed manuals in the Jeeps drive really nice. Reverse is a bit tall, but man, that's a slick little transmission, and fun to drive.
 

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We all wish there was still a stick shift .. I even looked into changing my 2014 Ram 2500 Hemi into a stick .. but not doable due to the modules that talk to each other.. so what that means due to the level of safety put into drivetrains stick shift is no longer an option.
 

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Years back I had two manual Dodge trucks, both Dakotas.
96 318 4wd 5-speed
97 V6 2wd 5-speed
Both were extremely fun to drive.
The majority of my vehicles have been manuals. I've taken many automatics out and replaced with a manual transmission. Not that easy or possible anymore as someone else stated. As much as I dislike my 65RFE (3rd gear is a joke) I'll never take my 6 speed (5 1/2 speed) automatic out and replace with the 8 speed automatic even tho the 8 speed is much more superior it's still a..........automatic! The cost wouldn't be worth it for me. If they made a kit or made it possible to make mine the 6 speed manual I'd use my automatic for a boat anchor!
 

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The majority of my vehicles have been manuals. I've taken many automatics out and replaced with a manual transmission. Not that easy or possible anymore as someone else stated. As much as I dislike my 65RFE (3rd gear is a joke) I'll never take my 6 speed (5 1/2 speed) automatic out and replace with the 8 speed automatic even tho the 8 speed is much more superior it's still a..........automatic! The cost wouldn't be worth it for me. If they made a kit or made it possible to make mine the 6 speed manual I'd use my automatic for a boat anchor!
I so agree with you on that statement.. boat anchor ba ha ha
 

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MT's are few and far between anymore. IMO, it's not only because people don't want them, it's because of emissions compliance and computer control bodes better with automatics.

Unless you're talking something sporty or a muscle car, I say good riddance to them. Most of the vehicle's I've owned since the late 1980s have had manual transmissions and I've had my fill. My last was a 2014 Subaru Crosstrek with a 5MT that was just awful.

Like @2012RAM1500RT says, even our tractor trailers at work are never ordered with an MT anymore. They're all 10spd automatics now. These are more of an automated manual transmission though.
 
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