After driving a Ford Focus with their version of DSG, I'd go for the regular manual, or if I had to have one, a slushbox over the DSG. Since a computer is deciding when to release the clutch when you tip in on the throttle, there will always be that bit of hesitation before it goes. I don't want to have to… » 7/23/14 7:23pm Wednesday 7:23pm

Generally, I get what they give with no qualms. Have had to drive a PT Cruiser a few times. But one time at a Budget neighborhood counter, they didn't have an economy, so what did I want? THey had a Charger, a Taurus, and a Captiva. Since I was making deliveries, the Captiva was the most practical. I also thought… » 7/18/14 8:49am 7/18/14 8:49am

I have owned 4 S Series Saturns, my favorite being a 1997 SL1 with cruise control, and a 5 speed. I had to sell it because I got a job where I drive all day, and all the shifting was murder on my ankle and knee. It had 214k on it, and didn't give me any trouble since I bought it 100k miles earlier. » 6/18/14 10:30pm 6/18/14 10:30pm

Back in 1983, I started learning a stick on my dad's car. I was 13, and I sat in the passenger seat, shifting as he drove. He wouldn't call out what gear I needed to be in, I learned to KNOW what gear he needed. He would correct me when I was wrong. At 15, I liberated a car from a neighbor for a joyride, and did… » 6/17/14 9:43pm 6/17/14 9:43pm