Originally Posted by s4awd
+1. I had a IX MR and VIII but felt the 5 speed of the VIII was much better than the 6 spd unit. I'm feel fortunate just to be able to experience these cars as well espeically living in the states. I have a prius and sadly, it is the future of transportation becuase as transportation, it can't be beat.
The 5 speed was definitely better. The 6 speed had issues when you ran them at the track and broke down from the heat. I do think the 6 speed felt a bit slicker to shift but overall the 5 speed was more durable and solid. I had an Evo 8 and an Evo 10, both with 5 speed manual.