Just picked up the Gobi JT from Spencer in Spirit Lake, (flawless, easy transaction.) While many things are the same from my JL, I have to say the 6 speed is totally different. My 6 speed in the JL vibrated when I drove, (just like my JK's) was clunky, and occasionally would grind in 2nd. The new 6speed in the JT is amazing. No vibration when driving, easy shifts, very solid feeling, and a dream! Yes the Auto seems faster, and easier, but if you want a stick, do not hesitate with this one, it is simply un-jeep like it its execution. Jeep did a good job on this!!