[quote author=MZ6ZoomZoom link=topic=31482.msg443455#msg443455 date=1129523403]
Honestly, "manual shifting" on an atx is a joke. On my Mazda6, I think I used it about twice before I realized how utterly pointless it was. It's a sales gimmick, nothing more. It's too slow to be useful, and too many auto-shift safety points.
[/quote] I agree, I was going off what I read about the transmission. At least with manual shifting you are able to hold gears for as long as you would like. What I have heard is that this tranny shifts at bad times during "spirited driving". Maybe we will see a chip similar to the one CP-E distributes for the 6.