6 speed manual or 5 speed automatic?
Should I order my new 2003 c320 sports coupe (v6 available starting mid Jan. 2003!) with 6 speed or automatic transmission? Planned to order with c7 wheel package option which includes the 20% shorter throw shifter in the six speed format. Don't know if this tweak has improved the overall feel etc? I found the 6 speed manual on the SLK 320 to be rubbery,vague and with long throws. Haven't been able to find a coupe with the c7 option and a manual transmission here in the San Francisco bay area.
I did find the automatic was impressive with its quite shifts.
What's your take?