Hello all. This is a question for those with a manual tranny in their mk3. I'm considering buying a new Focus, but I have to have a stick shift. A good friend of mine has an 09 with a stick shift and its the best stick I've driven by far. How does the new gen compare? There are no new foci with manuals in my immediate area so finding one to test drive would be impractical. If the new gen is as smooth shifting as the mk2's, that puts the focus ahead of the competition in every catagory except aftermarket parts, which is worth waiting for since I know FSWerks is already finished with their beautiful prototype car (and will hopefully have another stealth exhaust ).