My wife's got a 2011 Kia Sorento standard transmission and she loves it. It's been really good on gas, no problems so far although it's fairly new. Ours even came with that iPod adapter that was mentioned above but maybe that was the dealer being generous or forgetting to charge us.
Based on our experience so far, we'd definitely buy another Kia. The real test will be when it gets a few years on it and we start to see if things go out on it. Obviously being a standard, we don't have the other issue with the brake sensor that was mentioned either. I've had at least 3 different makes of vehicles (GM, Ford, Hyundai) that have all had "sensors" go out on various things. Nothing actually wrong with the car but the sensor was faulty and actually cased the problem. I think we have way too many of these sensors in vehicles now. Just ranting now.
Funny, it was hard to get a standard transmission. Nobody wants them anymore but both my wife and I learned on standards and our kids will be learning to drive in a few years so we want them learning on a standard so that they know how.