I'm wondering who else here either knows how to drive manual or currently does? My Audi A4 which I drive everyday is stick and I love it. Driving stick makes driving in general so much more enjoyable to me, and, now for the real advantage- you get better gas mileage! A lot of people aren't aware, but if you drive stick conservatively (which isn't hard at all to do) you can get around 2 MPG better than the automatic counterpart. So if you've got an automatic A4 and a stick one, and you drive the stick one conservatively then you'll get something like 2 MPG better. That may not sound like much but 2 MPG is like $8 every time you have to fill up your car. So maybe that's $8 a week and $32 a month and almost $400 a year. Plus driving conservatively is like a fun challenge for me- let's see how fast we can get up into 5th gear, the money gear. Why bother shifting into all the gears on this flat surface... let's skip from 2nd to 5th. Ooh a slight download slope, let's coast in neutral as far as we can before we start losing speed. Anyone else do this?