Originally posted by emailists
hope I don't regret it- since I live and drive mostly in manhattan.
I think you're going to be fine. I've been driving mine in stop and go traffic mostly, and my husband even got stuck in Beltway rush-hour traffic for two hours in it last week. No problems at all. And, our gas mileage (even with the beltway mess) jumped up to 19mpg.
This is truly one of the easiest sticks I've ever driven, in spite of some reports. You won't regret it at all, and when/if you're ever out of Manhatten driving it, you'll be VERY glad you got the stick.