Originally Posted by MSPORTWORLD
I've never had any issues w/rowing my own gears in stop and go traffic.
If the AT never existed and everyone drove MT drivers on the road would probably be more aware of their surroundings...just my opinion
With that said, I recently had a loaner with the same engine but an auto. The car did seem to be quicker off the line and almost a bit more peppy. Although in no way what so ever was it as fun to drive as my manual. In my opinion I just feel more connected to the whole driving experience with a manual.
After I got my car back I realized why it felt peppier. It was simply that the auto would rev the car much higher than I normally do while driving. Once I revved my manual the same way, it definitely felt peppier.