My experience: Shifts smoothly once well warmed up which I find takes about 15-20 minutes of driving. Notchy 1st to 2nd until warm. Clutch must be fully disengaged. Requires firm committed shift - you can't be lackadaisical. Strong centering on shift lever, so again you need definte movement. It never feels like a Japanese or small Euro car.
No concerns about using reverse which I understand can be a concern with the CC (I stand to be corrected on that). Also no concerns about having to creep along in traffic should you have to although your left foot will get a workout - the clutch isn't superheavy but again it's not like a Japanese car or small Euro car.
I doubt that most people could shift the stick as quickly as a well-sorted CC can shift. Overall, I like the stick shift GT version and it was a deciding factor in my purchase. But there are strong opinions and much debate on the merits of GT versus CC. Try both if you can.
Local dealer installs Shell 75W90, changed every second year.
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