I drove a mates TTRS Plus the other week and it has to be one of the best cars I've ever driven. I loved how it was to drive and although it looks good from the front, I just couldn't bring myself to buy one as it just looks too ostentatious for my taste. I started looking into an RS3 instead. It seems to offer similar power/speed and great drive to the TTRS (from what I've read on the RS3). One thing putting me off was the sportback shape. IMO the two door is so much better looking, but I thought I could overlook that. Now I find out I can't get it as a manual?! WTF? I've only ever driven on or two automatics in my life and hated them. The idea of only two pedals wrecks my head! Can someone explain to me a bit more how the auto system works on the RS3? Is there any kind of manual mode? I have googled it, but can't find any answer to this really basic question! I always said I've never buy an auto, but I'm struggling to find anything else I like. An S5 being my only other serious option, but have had S models before and really fancied an RS this time. Feel a bit annoyed over it all, even if I did buy the RS3 I can't help but think I will probably spend the time saying "great car, if only it was manual". Nice one!