My friend’s 5-speed V6 Ford Ranger is one of the easiest cars to drive manual I’ve ever been in. It’s ridiculous. Whereas in my Civic I have to PERFECTLY modulate my clutch and gas starting out and going 1-2 in order to not jerk the car, the Ranger lets me pretty much do whatever I feel like with my feet and you can’t even feel it. It’s glorious. No idea why that’s the case; other small cars I’ve driven with manuals (base model 08 Ford Focus hatch) weren’t near as touchy as my Civic, either.