Posted by Dave Vogel on August 13, 1998 at 13:27:17:
To those of you who aren't sick of hearing about my decision making process, I am happy to say that I decided on a '99 540i 6spd.
The input from you guys(and gals?)was crucial in helping me make my decision.
What it really boiled down to was:
1. I love to drive.
2. I don't commute.
3. I drive in traffic only in the Summer, when I head out to Long Island on the weekends (when I'm smart I can actually avoid it by going on off-peak hours).
4. If I got the Steptronic, I'd always be wondering,
"What if I had gotten the stick?"
5. I don't use a cell phone often, smoke, or drink in the car. So what else do I need my right hand for -- while driving?
6. Every review I've ever read has called the 6spd the absolute ultimate.
Anyway, the car is arriving in October or November, is Aspen/blk, and I am finally very psyched. Thank you all for your help.