Driving a manual transmission comes with several sacrifices such as comfort in traffic, and fuel economy. One of the more recent disadvantages to a manual transmission is the inability to use adaptive cruise control to its full potential. When we reviewed the Volkswagen Golf R in Los Angeles
, we were happy to have sampled the six-speed DSG instead of the six-speed manual. While the manual can still use adaptive cruise control, it can't bring the car all the way down to a stop, which is a huge benefit of adaptive cruise control.