I've got the ZF auto in my F6.... love it. After years of driving manuals, I test drove the manuals in the SS, GT, XR6t etc. A mate mentioned the ZF auto and recommended it and I haven't looked back. I don't know if its much different in computer control between the XR and the F6, but mine down changes easly when coming into corners or at a set of lights.... never sensed that it was looking for the next gear. Today I was helped the in-laws test drive some new Subaru's (WRX Sti spec R and the Liberty GT Turbo) in auto because that's what they wanted. I was suprised how boring the WRX was to drive, I had it selected in Sports Sharp Mode and it was crap. Sure it handled well but I couldn't feel the turbo and it didn't have any sound..... and we were really flogging this thing to see what it could do(apparently the manual is the way to go in the Sti, and for the auto they down tuned it by 50nm so not to blow the auto gear box). The Turbo Liberty on the other hand, even though it was 20kw less.... felt more responsive and had the lick and sound of a turbo.... alot more fun to drive and $20,000 less to buy. Anyways....sorry for getting off topic. Have fun with the new ride mate.