I've had my manual Gladiator Rubicon for about a month so far, and put on 1500 miles so far. It isn't a Mojave, but they are close enough. Same size tires, same transmission. I have to say, so far so good for me. A lot of the complaints, apart from the clutch recall, are just normal jeep behavior. It's an off road vehicle on 33" tires. I've owned several performance oriented manual cars in the past, and I must say, the shifter and transmission in this truck feel superb. Sure, you have to downshift to get into the torque band. But thats to be expected. It's a 5000 lb pickup truck on 33 inch tires, with only 285 horsepower. I think the manual transmission in this vehicle is a superb one. The throws are short, th clutch take up is perfect, and the gear ratios seem well chosen, to make the most of the engine we have.