I drive a 5-speed daily and I've taken test drives in a 6-speed Honda Fit and Subaru Forester. I don't think it'll be hard to get used to, during the test drives I noted at highway speed that the revs seemed a "little bit" high, and then I remembered I had one more gear. Really the 6th gear is a top cruising "overdrive" gear. On both cars, if I wanted to zip around another car I would have to drop it down to 5th gear.
I'm sure with a week or two of driving you would get used to it.
Yup, i was the same way, especially when it comes to city driving as you normally stay within a specific speed range and depending how you drive... don't need to do complete stop and go'sThanks. Good points. Really once I get under way, I don't shift my 5 speed that much so 6 gears should not be much of a change for me.
It would seem that it would be quieter too if you shifted at the suggested speeds, right?
I agree- have driven a 5 speed manual for 40 years and don't see the advantage- just an extra shift and we like to shift that so I guess ok. I do love how easy and smooth it is to shift and so glad Honda made a six speed. It took me forever to find one of 4 they had at the time in the US and had it shipped to my house.What is the advantage of a six speed manual over a 5 speed?
It just seems like an extra step to get to top gear. What am I missing?