I am also a 4C owner, and a member of the forum above. I am a die hard gearshift dinosaur (learned to drive on a three on a tree, yes I'm old) and my 400 is a gearshift, but I have come to realize that some cars just work better with other transmissions. I had a 430 gearshift car and now my current 430 is a F1, I like the F1 better in that car, I had 3 360's liked the manual better in that car. My 911 is a manual, my girlfriend 718 Cayman S is a PDK, I don't like PDK in any car. My 4C is not stock, ECU, Transmission flash tune, Airbox, new hoses clamps etc. My car came with the 18/17 wheel combo (the larger wheels do not work as well), and I have sprint booster V3, I am very sensitive to drive by wire hesitation. After 467 cars I have never owned anything quite like the 4C, and I doubt we will ever see another car like it again.