https://jalopnik.com/audi-drops-remaining-manuals-in-u-s-a4-and-a5-models-1828446608 The only Audi manuals you could still get were the base A4 and A5 but they are dropping those next year- which means Audi's entire lineup will be AUTOMATICS. How the mighty have fallen. I rememeber test driving the TT-RS several years ago (a 5 cyl beast that can hit low 3 secs to 60 with just a flash), and that was only available with manual. A magical experience. Now they only make cars for soccer moms and accountants. the R8 with gated shifter will probably skyrocket in price now. So no more manual Audis and Mercedes. BMW is dropping them from future lineups except on the M2/3/4. So the only German cars with proper transmission will be Porsches and they cost a fuckton. What's a working class car enthusiast to do?