Originally Posted by Jesterhole
Yeah, that's one of the things I didn't mention, I'm only looking at used cars. I'd never buy a new one unless I no longer cared about money.
Finding a used stick shift is a pain in the ass though. How can soooo many people buy these nice cars and get automatics? I've lived in LA, San Fran, Austin and Dallas, so I've seen all kinds of traffic. Nothing beats the connection you have to your car with a manual.
I just don't see how people can push their accelerators and just pray the car does something.
Yup. I think your best bet to find one is at a BMW dealer's used car lot.
But don't get discouraged if you end up with an auto. With the paddle shifters most upscale sport sedan makers have used for the past 10 years you won't be disappointed with the performance.