Fosco 5pts No Manual? NO SALE! After several months of research, I am all set to order the new X3 with all options including the manual tranny as soon as the local dealer got the go ahead to accept orders. The biggest reason I chose the BMW was for the manual but since BMW has apparently decided to sh*tcan their most desirable feature, the one thing that makes a BMW a BMW, I'll start all over without that brand. I need an SUV with a manual, period.