dang that Auto 8 Speed sport tranny shifts fast and smooth. seems like it may be faster than manual now plus MPG are the same and in some cases are now better.
i think we are seeing the slow death of the manual with the recent dual clutch auto trans improvements in the industry. if you can get the smooth consistent shifts of an auto plus the mpg of a manual, its kind of a no brainer. (yes, some people will argue its more fun in a manual) but these are the facts.