I have yet to own a car with an AT that I actually liked. My brother's 2001 Solara had a very smooth transmission. My 05 Ram had a poor transmission. The rest of my cars were all MT's. I think CVT's have more potential. It may take some time, but they could be the next major AT replacement. Subaru really dropped a bomb today announcing the new Legacy will only be CVT. I think people will be surprised how good it is. Read the WRX reviews.