Link I'm slowly starting to like using the paddle shifters in the new 3, especially in sport mode. However, I still find driving my 2003 5spd manual Subaru more fun, at times. I need to drive a DCT. Maybe I'm a GTI candidate. The WRX CVT is a standout too. Tough decisions these days. Years ago it was manual all the way, no questions asked. Now the gap has closed. From what I've read and been told, DCT's are the way to go. Just expensive.