I should hope so! The 6 speed has a 0-60 of ~6 sec, whereas the automatic (why? i mean really) has a 0-60 thats almost 10seconds... which i think is pretty horrid for a "sports" car. It also gets a 4 speed auto, and 50Hp less (i think, 190 compared to 240). Not sure if the new ones improved the auto, as there was word of a better 6 speed one, but still.. ew. 6 speed is the way to go. Those cars with the "mazdaspeed' body kit are so freekin hot... I'm still bummed i missed this. That cruise must have been a total blast. So you guys managed to find "twisty" roads then. I always thought they were non existant in nebraska for some reason...And I beleive all the rx-8s were 6 speed MTXs..
Now i need you to crop in the pic I took of my 6 all alone at the park in to the group pics so I can pretend I got there on time lolI like a couple of the end pics of the the 3 six's out in front of the apt's. If you notice, there is a sign right there that says "Curbside Parking Prohibited"
You guys have a fun little drive afterwards?