I've owned at least 12 cars but only 2 come to mind. My very first because I'd like to have it to resto-mod. That was a 1978 Pontiac Gran Prix SJ.
The other car was my 1985 Honda Civic DX, this car felt totally bulletproof right up until the head gasket went. That car also had a very decent manual transmission.
My 2005 Mazda 6s manual is too recent for this list but was a wonderful car. I had BMW fever though, so it had to go. Sorry, I only have a pic of the Mazda in my Bimmerpost garage.
"what I'm driving here...is an ending." Jeremy Clarkson
2010 Carrara White Porsche Cayman 6mt
2014 Whiteout Toyota GT-86 6mt(Sold 05/23/15)
2011 Alpine White BMW M3 6mt ZCP Coupe(forced retirement 06/06/14)
2008 Alpine White BMW 328i 6mt Coupe(retired 06/21/11)