Have always owned and driven a manual (pushing 20 years), and will keep doing so... until they pull it from my cold, dead hands... This car is the first I've ever owned that's real-wheel drive, and it's double the power that I've ever had, too. Definitely still a dream car for me.
The "notchiness" of the transmission did take some getting used to, but now I really enjoy the feeling of engaging each gear.
Mike - I'm afraid I'd feel the same way about a DCT. A fun, tech-ey toy to play with for a while, but I feel like it'd soon lose its luster for me. Love the feeling of engagement when driving with all four limbs, and the satisfaction of working hard to get it perfect.
Daddy's Rocket Sled!
Clarkson: "It is... pretty much perfect... Why don't I have one of these cars?"
Harris: "The saloon is definitely
the M3 of choice."