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Why don't you offer a manual transmission in the superduty trucks? I like what I see in the 6.7L diesel but it needs a manual option

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We no longer offer manual transmissions in F-Series trucks because demand for manual transmissions has fallen to very low levels while at the same time we’ve improved the robustness and fuel efficiency of our automatic transmissions. For example, the 6R140 six-speed automatic transmission for F-Series Super Duty® can be paired with either our 6.2L V8 gas engine or our available 6.7L V8 Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel. One of its smart features is a manual shift mode that allows drivers to select the exact gear they want, as long as they don’t go over redline. The gear select display in the instrument cluster shows the selected gear, and the transmission control system will lock the torque converter and hold that gear for a full manual transmission feel.

45 COMMENTS ON THIS QUESTION
Cam No clutch pedal - no deal.
20 day(s) ago via
Craig Sad to say I traded my old ford with a manual for a new dodge 2500 manual. Sad to say Dodge has cornered the market here. I liked my Ford better but I enjoy to actually drive.
1 months(s) ago via
Jeff No option, no choice. Hey Ford want to know why sales are down?
2 months(s) ago via
Cortez Just about every dealer in the US sells automatics. How could they say the demand for manual is low if we don't exactly have the option of a manual?
2 months(s) ago via
Clarence I wanted to buy American. Now it looks like a Toyota Tacoma to get a pickup with a manual transmission.
2 months(s) ago via
Alex I would buy a Ford F series in a heartbeat if they had a manual option. Until then: Dodge. 
3 months(s) ago via
Jim Dodge it is than, thanks for the great customer service!
4 months(s) ago via
Shaune Heartbroken.  I have a standard Ford Ranger.  Wanted to upgrade to an F-150 but not available in standard.  F-150 in a standard is the dream but until then I won't purchase a new truck.  I implore Ford to please reconsider and manufacture standard transmissions.  
4 months(s) ago via
Bry I guess those of us would rather pull a load wit a horse than purchase a truck are dying of. Auto sticks/automatic transmission just do not cut it. Pulling loads especially on a dirt road out in no mans land with a computerized automatic is not an option. people are just to lazy to drive a stick nowadays. It's sad. Instead of buying a new truck last month I chose to spend 10k on my 88 f350 just for this reason. No computers controlling my shifting or descent of a hill. In the areas that I work in these new trucks are not acceptable. Sorry guys make a simpler truck with a tough manual trans/transfer case combo in a one ton and I'll spend that 45k otherwise I'll just keep putting engines in every 26 years. 
5 months(s) ago via
no if ford had a full size pickup withmanual trans i would buy one today. for now its one less sale...
5 months(s) ago via
Scott Cossin Been with ford for 35 years. No longer! I have so much more control with a manual transmission, its a must have for me. Worst move ever Ford!
6 months(s) ago via
Barrett W This is why I can no longer buy new... No clutch, no sale.
7 months(s) ago via
Gage I grew up with Ford manuals, and don't want anything else. Had an automatic once, not again, didn't haul, handle, or feel like a manual does. My '89 F-150 with a straight six and 4spd just turned over 200k and is going strong. Guess I'll have to make it keep going until Ford decides to come out with a new manual transmission truck. If they don't I'll be stuck buying used, or having to go to Dodge for their manual transmission.
7 months(s) ago via
David Williams David Have driven Fords forever. Have a 20 year old Ford truck with 300,000 miles and never had a problem. I guess Ford figured with this kind of service they wouldn't sell as many trucks , they quit the manual transmissions. I'm sorry that I'll be changing to Dodge(Ram).
7 months(s) ago via
James I have a “04” F150 with a manual transmission and it has over 222000 miles on it. I wouldn't have a truck without a clutch!
7 months(s) ago via
Billy I won't be buying an auto either...Bad decision ford.
8 months(s) ago via
Yooper I agree with nearly all of the posts, especially Iowa farmer. Finally got to the point where I could consider spending $30,000 on a new rig only to find out that Ford no longer offers a manual transmission. Why the heck would I spend 30K on something I wouldn’t be happy with. No Standard Transmission, no sale. My family and I have bought Fords forever, but if I can’t buy a new ½ or ¾ Ton full sized, non urea burning (gas) Ford, I’ll buy a (gag) GM or Toyota if they come out with one. And I’ll be looking. Until then, I’ll nurse my 2002 F150 along. How did this happen, that the fanny warmers are still an option and a manual transmission isn’t? City boys making the decisions. I’ll keep my money.
8 months(s) ago via
James Pound I was going to buy a diesel, but without a manual transmission with a clutch I guess I am stuck with Dodge.
8 months(s) ago via
Big Al Bottom line is if you make a transmission idiot proof, you have just surrounded yourself with a bunch of idiots! I consider myself a driver and not just an idiot behind the wheel. Come on Ford, give me a reason to dump these Ram trucks.
8 months(s) ago via
Ken P. I used to be a hard core Ford truck guy. I owned five in a row. Looks like I'll have to go with a Dodge this time around since they seem to be the only ones still offering a manual transmission. Also, I miss the six cylinder in line engine which Dodge also still offers.
8 months(s) ago via
King Ranch And here lies the last 24 people in the world that want a manual transmission. lol
9 months(s) ago via
Shawn I just feel sick about this. Please, bring back the real Ford truck.
9 months(s) ago via
Gerald I'm looking at purchasing a new truck. I want a full-size; I finally parked my Ranger after almost 300k miles. I would never buy a truck without a manual transmission. I was quite disappointed to learn that Ford no longer offers a manual transmission in their trucks. Looks like a die-hard Ford enthusiast will have to eat crow and buy a Dodge. 
9 months(s) ago via
Josh I agree I am ready to buy a Truck but my business will goto Ram because Ford lacks the Manual option in the F-250.
9 months(s) ago via
KCB I also want a manual transmission. I have had 4 super duty trucks with automatics and have had numerous issues with the transmissions on each. I also prefer manual four wheel drive as I have had issues with the electronic version. Ford, please  let us have what we want!
9 months(s) ago via
Shen Gruber No manual transmission is a deal killer, period.  I'm a contractor who uses his truck in harsh conditions with heay loads daily. any serious driver knows an automatic transmission can't offer the performance or control of a manual.  It's a must have, no substitutes accectable requirement.  If Ford is serious about their truck, and there is otherwise proof of that, they will quickly find some 6 speeds and install them in their trucks!
10 months(s) ago via
Brian K. As a lifelong Ford truck owner I can't overemphasize my disappointment with Ford's decision to eliminate the manual option in its trucks. I am currently in the market to replace my 99 F250/6spd with a new HD diesel, but not without a manual transmission. It looks as though I will be purchasing a Dodge. This is unfortunate because the Super Duty is my preferred choice. At the very least, Ford should have the manual as an available option via special order. I would be willing to pay more for it.    
10 months(s) ago via
Brandon I would love a Ford truck that had a manual transmission. That is how I learned how to drive a manual transmission. It breaks my heart to think of Ford not offering one when it seems like so many people do in fact want one.
10 months(s) ago via
Daniel An automatic transmission in a truck is the dumbest thing ever. They use more gas, don't provide the driver the same amount of control, are less reliable, you have to change the fluid, and I don't care what they say, they will not tow like a manual. Plus the fact dumb automatics are so much less fun to drive. No manual transmission = No Sale.
10 months(s) ago via
CHRIS I was at the dealer looking to buy a F250, ready to sign any paper I had to just to get a F250, then I found I couldn't get one with a manual transmission. Needless to say, I am the proud owner of a Ram 2500 with a manual transmission!
11 months(s) ago via
Michael Arnold Michael Arnold Please reconsider your manual transmission option in your F-150 and F-250 pickups. It will be used or a new Dodge.
11 months(s) ago via
Chris Medico I am in the market to replace my 2003 F350/6spd. Ford is eleminating themselves from the list since the option for a manual transmission is no longer available. A Dodge is my third choice in desirablity but may win out since it is the only HD truck left with a manual transmission option. I've always owned Fords and there wouldn't even be a question as to what I would buy if a stick was available.
1 year(s) ago via
Andrew Dedo Ford is my first choice. That being said I will not buy unless it is a manual. Make me a manual option and I will buy it, otherwise you lose me as a customer.
1 year(s) ago via
martha shade I too am disgusted with Ford not offering manual transmissions. I am a woman who has owned fords her whole life . They have all been manuals. My daughters also have been brought up to love fords. We are currently searching for a 250 crew cab for my youngest daughter and she has an 01 manual 150 she is trying to replace the 250 with. We cannot find a stick 250 or 350. She will not buy an automatic. So you big wigs at ford there are still an awful lot of us who want a manual transmission. How about rethinking your marketing and sales strategies as you are losing alot of ford lovers because of this.
1 year(s) ago via
Don Rogers Seems that cost accountants are making lot of decisions!  Ford went along with the idea of saving so much more money by have less parts inventory,,making assembly line move faster etc. As long as we keep the majority of customers happy,,screw the rest,,,,,that seems to be the new philosophy
1 year(s) ago via
David M I would NEVER purchase a Truck without a Manual Transmission. Ford has lost it's focus on the real truck consumer. Sad to say. Have owned Ford trucks all my life, but until they regain their composure and offer a Manual Transmission in their trucks, I will not purchase one. Have to keep running with my '89 F250, currently at 480k miles. Ford has lost sight of the real Truck owner base.
1 year(s) ago via
Justin Rowley YOu can get a manual in a Dodge still but too bad you have to buy the frickin cummins diesel to get it. This world has come to a bunch of people who would rather let tranny's go bad at 80 thousand miles due to more working parts, and have less control over their all around driving experience so they have a free hand to text and put their make up on. If you give these people the option to do less work, learn less, and make it so easy a monkey can do it...they will. Give it time. its goin to get worse people.. .. . . forcin us to buy the toyotas and nissans....whens Jeep gonna make a wrangler truck?
1 year(s) ago via
A country boy I would probably buy an F150 crew cab 4x4 if I could get it with a manual trans. Many of my friends prefer a manual trans, not sure why the demand is "low". It's really sad, all the city hicks who don't do real truck work want automatics... I should start my own truck company for people who want real trucks.
1 year(s) ago via
Del Hayes I love the new Ford F-150, but I would not buy one unless I could order one with a 5 or 6 speed manual transmission.
1 year(s) ago via
Tom I would consider buying an F-150 if a manual were an option--I wanted to buy Ford. But I'm now looking at a Tacoma instead. It is amazing Ford markets the F-150 as salt-of-the-earth workhorse and then forces on an automatic or manumatic suited for a luxury sports car.
1 year(s) ago via
Landen S It looks to me all the folks who make these decisions are a bunch of hot house orchid city boys, who don't know how a county farm truck gets worked..... An Iowa Farmer
1 year(s) ago via
Danny White In 2005 I wanted to purchase a F-150 Super-Crew with a manual transmission. Since a manual transmission was not offered, I purchased a 2005 F-250 with a six speed manual transmission. As I do not haul or tow anything with the F-250, I have a larger less fuel efficient truck than a F-150 would have been. A waste it is, although it is a very dependable truck that drives well.
2 year(s) ago via
Christopher K MIke - Let's be realistic. When Ford "offered" a stick, it was nearly impossible to get one. Special order, 6-8 week wait. Of course no one bought them. Have your marketing people ever had a focus group where they tried to gauge the number of people who would buy a stick if they could actually get one with relative ease? To bad that you've walked away from a the consumer who wants a manual. You lost me as a consumer, and this would have been my 4th Ford truck.
2 year(s) ago via
Christopher K Face it. Ford doesn't care what you want to buy. They only make what they want to sell.
2 year(s) ago via
Alex Lotan it may give the "feel" of a manual but the fact remains that is automatic... the "feel" of a manual is not there without having a true gearshift in your hand
2 year(s) ago via
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