@J Park – That’s only because you everyone else in the comments section rarely purchase manuals. (Just complain that they’re not offered) Many BMW’s are sold with a manual option, but VERY few select it. Same goes for a select few other manufacturers. Practically every auto mag editor says the same thing, but when they tell you what they own – guess what? It’s a car or truck only offered in an automatic transmission. Let’s just finally admit that Americans as a whole only buy automatics. Get used to it.