Don't give up yet. I own a 2013 GT Prem. with the track package. It shifts great, very quite, smooth and even when i'm shifting at 4800- 6200 RPMs. Never grinding or shift lock out. Everything is still stock and 3,400 miles on it. I ordered her in April and received her May 16th. I took a video with my Iphone and noisiest thing it recorded was the turn signals. You can hear the engine just like you would want too also. 17-20 mpg in town, 21-23 mpg hwy.