I am so bummed. I have been shopping for a car for months and I just can't find the right combination. What I want is a hatchback, with a manual transmission that doesn't require you be 130lb to fit inside. I'm not a huge guy, but no way can I drive a VW GTI for example. This whole bolstered seat thing has got me seeing red. Oh, and I want something that has at least 1/2 decent acceleration.
A Honda Civic Hatch might work, but you just can't find any. People are so desperate for the Type R that they are buying up all the Civic manual hatchbacks as well.
So I'm asking for suggestions. If I give up the manual tranny, what is there out there? Or have I missed something? So far in a manual I've driven a VW GTI, Honda Civic Hatch, Ford Focus ST, Mazda 3 Hatch, Hyundai Elantra GT (though not the 2018 one) Kia Forte 5, VW Golf Wagon. And the Audi A3 and the Kia Soul auto trans.
Something I can actually take a corner at reasonable speed, has good acceleration, and that I can put 4' flourescent tubes in the back. Not asking for much I know :). But I really would like suggestions.
Thanks so much guys.