Posted by ianh on August 10, 1998 at 12:20:45:
In Reply to: '99 540iA sport vs. 540i 6spd posted by Dave Vogel on August 10, 1998 at 12:12:55:
If you find driving in NYC traffic with a stick unpleasant than I can't really say too much. I do the same. Live in westchester commute around NYC, LI, NJ in traffic. I just picked up a 98 540I 6spd. It is awesome. I have never owned an automatic, but I can imagine it being a bit easier if you are in the car extensively. I thought the minor inconvenience of a stick in traffic was overshadowed by the sheer fun of the 5 speed. It is amazing!! Made zero to 60 in 6 seconds yesterday. Got up to as much as third gear. I personally could not get the 540iA, and I might scoff at you if I see you on the west side highway, at least until my foot gets tires. ; ).