Originally Posted by Talk2meg00se
I'm on the fence about what to do with the M. I don't know if grinding through LA gridlock with a 6MT sounds all that appealing. Thinking about a number of performance mods (intake, tune, pulley, wheels, exhaust) and then going out & getting somethign sensible to go to work and back with (like a 2000 VW Golf)
I learned how to drive manual on my M3 and haven't found it bad in LA traffic. On occasion, you encounter traffic where you literally have to stop every few feet, in which case the 6MT can be annoying. But I haven't really found it to be a problem in general. Of course, my commute is through Laurel Canyon and over a stretch of Mullholland Drive, so the 6MT is a lot of fun there.