Just purchased a 2012 Wrangler sport with manual transmission.
Have driven nothing but manuals and can say this is the best. its
feathery light almost no effort to shift. Previously drove a old 4 cylinder
wrangler and noted a much heavier feel. Probably get an extra 2 mpg at
best but that does add up. Start in second gear with no problem. First is
for crawling and of no use for highway start. To me it is fund to drive,
gives me more control and is effortless. Very light throw into different
gears. Might mention cheaper to fix or rebuild , not as complex, better
millage, will not give out at once, and doesn't need to maintain the
continuity of transmission fluid, but that's all the obvious. The fact that i
enjoy it more is really the number one reason.