I have the manual. It is growing on me. I think it's actually a good way to save 2k. It is basically a 5 speed. Going 70 in 5th I'm turning 2300rpm or so. It does take a little time to get used to it's clutch. It will lay rubber very easily in 1st or 2nd. I've done it a few times unintentionally. I've also stalled it a few times. It just took a little while to get the feel for it. My '16 Tacoma was a manual as was our Honda so we have a few other contemporary manuals to compare to. I'm pretty happy with it I wouldn't go back to the automatic which I had in my Charger. It was a good set up that car was quick even with the 3.6 but it wasn't a manual convertible.