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Why are the cheapest manual transmission >2011 cars mostly found in Quebec?

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Why are the cheapest manual transmission >2011 cars mostly found in Quebec?

Starting from $2,990:

https://wwwb.autotrader.ca/cars/?rcp=15 ... ncedSearch

Don't people drive stick shift outside Quebec anymore?


This article from C/D inspired me to take a look:
Can You Buy a Roadworthy Car for $1000?
The danger of perusing $1000 cars is that some of them might actually get under your skin.
https://www.caranddriver.com/features/b ... craigslist
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alanbrenton wrote:
Oct 22nd, 2018 11:49 am
Starting from $2,990:

https://wwwb.autotrader.ca/cars/?rcp=15 ... ncedSearch

Don't people drive stick shift outside Quebec anymore?


This article from C/D inspired me to take a look:
Can You Buy a Roadworthy Car for $1000?
The danger of perusing $1000 cars is that some of them might actually get under your skin.
https://www.caranddriver.com/features/b ... craigslist
Resale of used cars in Quebec vs. rest of Canada tends to come with lower price on Quebec cars primarily due to higher salt exposure and rusting level on the car frame and other components. As far as more cars with the manual transmission from Quebec than the rest of Canada, I would think it is likely a cultural divide. People that appreciate having more control on their vehicle during the weather inclement would likely purchase a car with the manual transmission. The last reason is obviously the price of a car with the manual transmission vs. one with the automatic; Manual is cheaper and Quebec folk do not mind having a car with a manual transmission if it means saving a few dollars.
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Everyone in Quebec drives a manual beater with studded winter tires from December 15 to March 15, and a motorcycle in the summer haha.
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Just another example of how québécois are just a touch more European then the rest of the country (even if they likely find that offensive)

Cheap, reliable, funner to drive.
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There's a pattern with these used Quebec cars. Usually base model, manual, high km. Are these used delivery cars?
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I think most manuals are usually offered in base and one trim up.
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Same reason most vehicles on the road in Alberta are pickup trucks.

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