Thank you very much. Your information is much appreciated. I certainly intend to test drive a manual when I'm ready to purchase which will probably be in March 2020.I have the hatch manual and can report that while I can feel CD kick in when I cruise in low rpm, it only happens then, which usually leads to a down shift or just continued play with the acceleration... this car needs to run at least 2500 rpm for the best driving experience. I’m at 8000 miles and CD has been just a mild annoyance. Just my take Goldstar. Test a manual if you can.