dapcwiz said:hmmm. I personally don't drive automatics. Nothing personal against automatic drivers, I pretty much outright refuse. In fact I belive its been over a year since I've touched any auto car and at least 5 or 6 since I have owned one. And don't tell me about how great CVT is... there is no clutch pedal, I won't drive it. I haven't tried the whole dual clutch thing, so I don't have an opinion on it.
That said, it appears I can only get 6 speed on the 1.8S. Fine. If I get a 1.8S, I can't get the things I want? i.e. keyless ignition, leather steering wheel, rockford sound system, alloy wheels. Seriously? alloy wheels? I refuse to own a car with hub caps. The bolt pattern and wheel hub is the same from 1.8S to 1.8SL. Why aren't alloy wheels an option for the 1.8S? I'd love to buy a 1.8SL if it had the manual option. ugh. I will have a talk with my dealer, but this could be a deal breaker for me. I'm kinda sad because I was really looking forward towards buying one of these.