We have had this car for 16 months & can report no problems at all. Tranny has been good.
Sure footed & fun to drive. We usually get 30 mph on highway & the expected 20 mph city.
That highway mph was a selling point for us and is pretty incredible.
We are keeping close watch on the transmission since we have heard of others with problems but we don't take it to high rpms or shift harshly. We did rent an automatic for 1 wk & highly recommend the manual 6sp. Front seats fit my 6 ft frame very well. One funny note: we are in our 50s & quite regularly come across kids who want to race us. Can't do but would like to get in on a track to see what it can really do. Overall we are very pleased.
Power and agility. Smooth shifting 6 sp manual tranny. Great highway mpg.