I would agree but only if the MKZ had a performance line. The way the MKZ is market and what is known for is too luxurious to have a manual transmission. It would make more sense to have a DCT for those moments when you want to have a bit more control. Just look at some of the new sport cars there are fewer and fewer manual transmission being used.I think the MKZ is a great car, but my only gripe is that there is no manual transmission. I'm hoping Lincoln will offer one in the near future. But I doubt it, it seems to be the growing trend in the auto industry.