as an owner of the acclaimed DSG dual clutch auto trans in a gti, i'm telling you guys there no better experience then having full control of shifting. it's the one of 2 things i truly hate about my car (the other is wrong wheel drive). unless your left foot is barely functioning, get a stick. if you want a car that is comfortable and reasonably quick for daily driving, might i suggest the direct injected 2008 cts with the six speed auto? i think it's a travesty to put a true automatic in a car like the cts-v.