Why do sellers not understand what a manual transmission is?

Asked by Jan 09, 2017 at 08:02 PM about the 2016 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

Very frustrating to come on here shopping for a car with a manual
transmission. I click the button to select 'Manual' and then I finally get to the
pic and there are only two pedals and a shifter with PRNDL.

These are not 'stock photos' they are pics of the actual car for sale.

5 Answers

116,505

Not a lot of people drive manual, I would suggest that you shop on another website...

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

So if not a lot of people drive manual, why would a seller advertise a car as a manual when it is a more preferable automatic? Why would someone make the car look worse than it is by misrepresenting it as having a less desirable transmission? Other than suggesting that I leave, your answer makes no sense.

95,815

People click on the wrong button or they don't even know what a manual trans is. At least they provided photos which clear up the questions.

705

This is very common. It does make you wonder what other, less obvious, details are also incorrect.

Personally, I would just choose a different dealership. After all, if they know so little about cars, why would I want to buy my USED car from them. I kind of assume/hope that the dealer has gone through it a little and checked it out.

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