Originally Posted by M_Power_Fan
i think that - in today's cars and today's technology - a manual gearbox doesnt make sense at all.
I agree, well sort of. I've driving manuals for over 10 years(All BMWs) and while its fun to drive and more engaging autoboxes have made significant advances in this period. I recently drove an F30 328i with the 8 speed box and i walked away highly impressed. I could definitely see myself living with that auto day in and day out. It was fast, smooth, and economical, my only gripe was that i experienced a minor pause during an acceleration run(not sure if it was lag or what). Still as I get older I have some days i don't feel like shifting of course those days are very few. I think it would just be better to have 2 cars, a manual and an auto.