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      03-10-2012, 09:15 AM   #51
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If you are just learning to drive a manual, I wouldn't go for a 6spd M3. It'll take you another decade of driving manuals before you'll be able to drive the M3 and have fun with it. The high revving nature of this engine is not optimal for novice drivers and you'll probably get frustrated with the transmission quickly. You'll see why some people complain about getting beat off the line by soccer moms and that they have to rev the car high to go fast in the manual. That's not the car's fault, it's the driver. I shift my Mazdaspeed 3 at below 3k rpm and I'm the fastest guy at stop lights because I can row through the gears quickly. The boost doesn't kick in until above 3k rpm in that car.