Yes, you can get a ZTW with a manual! For some reason American manufacturer's insist comfort = no pulse. After some searching, they found my manual-shift ZTW Wagon and it's great. Sure, it's no dragster but it's powerful enough to get in trouble. The seats are uber-comfortable and supportive, even for a tall guy (6' 3"). Good sound, sharp steering and compliant around town ride. I drove about everything in this market segment and, with a manual, the Focus ZTW wagon is solid.