Hi. Bought a 2018 Accord a few months ago. Have had '98 Accord, '91 Civic Si and a '08 CRV. I have a question about changing the gear shift knob that I'll post separately. Main reason for buying the '18 was the manual transmission. The last time I bought a new car was in 2011 and there was very little selection due to the tsunami. I ended up getting a '11 Altima that performed flawlessly but was the first non-maual car I had ever owned. I got used to it and the cvt was efficient, but as soon as I test drove the manual accord I knew I had to go back.