Originally Posted by replicat
There is that thread SMG vs. Manual here on the forums and its a great debate. But SMG is the winner by far...unrivaled shift speeds (by any HUMAN, PERIOD. Its good for lazy around town traffic or at the track (more concentrating on driving and not heel-toe-ing....no worry about grinding gears when your trying to show off...flawless rev-matching...the list goes on and on.
However if this is a weekend car or driven only once a week or something then get stick and knock yourself out. (not literally,
You're right about the merits of SMG. However, what the manual gives u that the SMG cannot is more control and driver involvement (enjoyment?) during the driving experience. But as was said, the "manual experience" comes at a cost. It all comes down to personal preference.