Originally Posted by jopa489
Alternatively, you can drive a non-MT to get a feel for the car itself (they must have one there), and drive the one you're considering just to be sure it rides well.
I was in the same boat as you. I test drove the DCT and had a friend drive the stick to make sure it was kosher. The 6MT isn't perfect, but it is really fun. (I did drive the car off the lot though, its quite easy.)
Others will give you different advice, but I think if you're careful, you've got nothing to worry about re: harming the car. Have fun!