A month ago I bought a Compass Sport with a 6 speed manual. The local dealer did not have any in stock, but a dealer about 45 minutes away had 6 in stock so they did a dealer swap. I have driven manuals all my life and my last vehicle which I had for 16 years (Saturn VUE) was rotted out due to all the salt & brine they spray on the roads and would have cost too much to fix.
The list of vehicles with a manual is small anymore. To be honest it was my number 1 reason why I bought this Jeep. The dealer was trying like hell for me to buy off the lot instead of swapping, but I told him that the manual transmission is the reason why I was there, or I would have made the trip to the other dealer and bought one there.
The shifting is a bit different then what I was used to, but I had GM vehicles all my life (Chevy Celebrity, Saturn SL1, Saturn VUE) but this one is a 6 speed, not a 5 speed, so it took a few days to get used to the desired shifting points. The clutch at first seemed to be a bit grabby, but that has calmed down. (I have 1,000 miles on it now)
The compass is a 4x4, it also has the electronic parking brake (I would have preferred manual) and keyless ignition (another oddity I had to get used to) Otherwise I like the vehicle and it performs well with plenty of pickup power, but that is probably because I have the manual.