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I would want the 6 speed just because a tiny light car like the VT would be so much fun with the manual.
It probably wouldn't surprise me if the quick shifting, and not having lose boost between shifts if the Auto actually performed better, however, the wider gears could actually hurt it.
 

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Personally I'm going manual, just for the fun factor. I also think you might have some saved gas mileage, but I'm not sure on that.

Then again, if I can't get the smart proximity key on a manual, I'll probably go automatic.
 

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6 Speed Manual for me, it's been a while since I've owned a manual car. I love banging through gears :)
 

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Im going with automatic..mainly bc I've learned how to drive a manual but never had a lot of experience with it. But also bc mostly I drive city...10 mins to and from work hitting lights all the way...those two are a bad combination lol
 

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Yeah, I would go with an automatic for sure then.. Stop and go traffic with a manual can be a real pain!
 

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The M/T will have more power to the wheels than the A/T. This is due to the torque converter in the A/T. That being said, I am going with the A/T because I drive in a lot of city traffic and overall it will be easier to be distracted with other things. ;)

See the dyno comparison below:

 

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I think i'm going to benefit from the manual. I have a highhway commute every day (40 miles one way) and the manual is going to be nice. Check out this nice video i found.
 

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Manual for the win. I live in a horrible high traffic, hilly terrain, but the way home everyday I can hit a 20 min. highway drive. I can't wait. I got my dealer working on the allocation process right now..
 

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M/T for sure.. not only is it way more fun, but you have so much more control over how much power goes to the wheels. I've been driving my '92 M/T celica GT into the ground (it's still chuggin along!).. and I would be screwed in the snow if I couldn't downshift and use the clutch to brake (lacks ABS & decent alignment). Sure, a sweet brand-new VT would fix all that, but I still don't think I could give up all that control ... ;-)
 

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There really is only one answer- 6MT

And, let me just say, if anybody does not know how to drive a standard, ask around, find a friend who does, and has one, and bribe them to teach you

Driving a manual can be a total PITA to learn, it can be frustrating as all get out, but believe me, once you get the basics down it just keeps getting easier and easier, and after a while you will find you don't even really think about it, it just becomes second nature. The key here is this, if you want a 6MT, don't let not knowing how to drive a manual stand in your way, simply find a way to learn how to do it. Learning how to do the basics is not that hard. The hard part comes with nothing more than experience, and that's learning how to rev match and perform flawless heel toe downshifts, that just comes in time...

The very 1st thing I started to drive when I was 13 was the farm truck, a 1953 Chevy Pickup, and my 1st car was a '64 Ford Falcon, with what we called back then, a three-in-the-tree, it was a manual 3-speed, and the shifter was on the steering column, it really was a blast
 

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Manual... Traffic or not. If the clutch and shifter is anything like the non-turbo, it will be silky-smooth and very livable in commuter situations.
 

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Manual - one foot on clutch, other foot foot working the gas & brake, one hand on steering wheel, other hand on the shifter. Can't get any closer to being one with the car :cool: And less parts to wear out; cheaper to repair manual than auto. Battery drain from lights left on - starter go out - give car a small push and pop the clutch -- see you later automatic! :rolleyes:
 

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Seeing that the manual gets significantly better fuel economy on the highway is another nice reason I like the 6mt. I was surprised to see that the conventional auto only gets 34 vs 38. It must not have nearly as tall of overdrive?
 

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Does anybody know the % breakdown Hyundai will have in manufacturing auto versus manuals?
I'm curious if they are planning more autos or more manuals
So far in this thread it seems the manual will be the popular choice
I hope they plan to build enough
 

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While I was originally going to get an automatic NA V, I find myself leaning more and more towards the manual VT. I am however very disappointed in the lack of 26.2 as color choice for the VT. I really hope Hyundai produces enough manuals to meet demand.
 
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