manual shift on transmission is BAD; performance is weak at best; passing on 2 lane road and the damn thing up shifts at 4500 when the pedal is still to the metal; manual up shifts are so slow that you have to begin the process at 5000 otherwise it will dump you into the dreaded "overspeed" shutoff of any and all power; cannot imagine what a twisty road would be like in this unit, even if one petal to the metal it is like the Buick field mice have a conference to see if and when it might happen
good interior decor; good interior space; logical controls; decent sound when it finally does get above 5000 RPMs
dreadful transmission execution; modest power at best; too much weight for a non-turbo 3 liter; even BMW would struggle to move 4000 pounds with a wimp of as 3 liter
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