I've tried a few times, just can't get into it. All my other cars are manuals, so I love shifting, but this drivetrain seems happier in "D", not "S".
Any suggestions? Also MPG, suffers, too(my imagination)?
If you're in the usa you're running the 2.0 gas motor as am I. I drive 99% of the time in sport (which is actually where the car was probably designed to run -- with D as the government approved range). Use the paddle shifters all the time as well. I drive it basically like a sports car. I used to primarily drive manual trans, but the days are really past when you need a "stick". Except for serious off-road work, perhaps. Also in Los Angeles a manual tranny makes little sense. IMHO