Do any rental car companies in the US rent out manual transmission cars?
None of the major ones do, or at least not that I've seen in recent years (and I rent 3-4 times every month).
You might find a "Rent-A-Wreck" type place that does, but still not likely. A car with a manual transmission in the US limits the number of customers they can rent it to, so most places are going to avoid them.
The only "normal" rental I've seen in years with a manual was a base Ranger.
Now? Probably none in the US unless you go with a specialty rental company.
And what incentive does a rental company have to offer a manual?
The savings on the front end is not enough to offset the potential clutch replacement cost liability.
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A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one."