S3 Pollution Plus+ Edition
S-tronic is a much stronger box, tune your car to stage 2+ and even more with no worries about the clutches.
Manual will no doubt "make you feel more involved" but you'll need a new clutch fairly sharpish with any tuning.
S-Tronic is definitely the way forward. Plus you get manual mode anyway, launch control, lightening fast gear changes, no clutch in traffic!
Waaaaay more Pros than Cons.
I went from an 09 S3 manual to 61 plate S3 S-tronic for the sole reason to have DSG in my life. ITS WORTH IT.
2012 Ibis Black Edition S-tronic S3, 3 Door, Shark Stage 2, MTC Intake Kit, Powerflex Fast Road Dogbone Mount, Full Non Res Milltek Exhaust, Forge Development Intercooler + DV system,