I am very very close to getting an Ingot Silver Performance Package 2012, even after reading the threads out there. I love this body style Mustang. I want to get a NEW car. I will NOT buy an automatic. If there was no option for a manual transmission, I probably wouldn't be after the car I am looking at.
From my test drive, I had no complaints about the actual shifting on the transmission. The only thing that stood out to me was 1. the clutch has less travel than most of the rides I've driven in the past and 2. the left and right shifting is VERY short compared to my previous rides (also back and forth is not as short, which is going to need some getting used to).
When I was rowing through the gears quicker, I felt at home. I typically do not shift slow. If this transmission likes faster shifts. AWESOME!
From my research and observations, a shifter and rear supprort will greatly enhance shifting of this transmission. I am really looking forward to MGWs assembly because I think it will greatly address more of the issues and make this transmission more enjoyable.
2012 Ingot Silver Mustang - 3.7L V6, Performance Package (traded)
2012 HP White Mustang GT - 5.0L, Premium, 3.73 rear end