After nearly buying a couple of cars over the last 7 years and then deciding to keep my aging Acura RSX instead, I finally decided that the 2017 Honda Civic Hatch LX with 6MT was going to be the one. Honda has other ideas though. I looked at 19 dealers in a 350 mile radius and nobody has the 6MT! After checking the forums, I find that Honda, for some reason, is holding the 6MT off the US market. Reluctantly, I paid my deposit at the dealer and got in line with all the other 6MT customers for the long wait. This was in late May. I put a back out clause in my deposit contract saying I can walk if it takes longer than 3 months. Fast forward to today, 13 weeks later, and I told the dealer "no sale". I'm kind of bitter about the 6MT situation with American Honda. I feel they are deliberately pushing customers to the CVT by holding the 6MT off the market and relegating the 6MT to the stripper trims only. So it is with disappointment and some satisfaction that I tell American Honda "Nope!" I'm done with your CVT upsell games today. I'm keeping my RSX and waiting for the next gen Skyactiv-x Mazda3. Mazda offers the 6MT in all trims on the Mazda3 with none of the shortage games that American Honda wants to play. If my 200,000 mile RSX dies, I'll buy a used Mazda3. I'm a lifelong Honda customer and have loved cars and motorcycles Honda, but I'm kinda "boo Honda" right now.