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Ford Mustang manual transmission

If you're buying the all-new Ford Mustang, we ask you to take a good, wistful look at the photograph. That's because you will never be able to experience what you see in the picture.

No, we're not talking about driving while rocking a cool pair of aviators. We're referring to that gloriously beautiful stick shift. Yep, you will never be able to row your own gears with the freshly launched Mustang--at least not in this market of ours.

Ford Philippines has just announced that the 2.3-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter V8 GT models it is making available to Filipino customers are both equipped with a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. You read that right: BOTH OF THEM...AUTOMATIC...CLUTCHLESS.

Again: No manual-transmission Mustang for the Philippines.

So...how does the sixth-generation Mustang appeal to you now? Take our poll.

 

How would you like to change gears in the all-new Ford Mustang?

Duh? Is that even a question? With a stick shift, of course

With the bumper-to-bumper traffic we have? Automatic!

I don't care about the transmission. It's a freaking Mustang!

Vernon B. Sarne
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