I'm not usually one to share constantly but since I'm in the process of taking delivery, why not. My deal is I've owned and loved a Fiesta since 2010 and have been waiting for this moment for well over 5 years (ever since I knew it existed). I've never actually driven a manual transmission, but my biggest gripe with my current car has always been the transmission. So I ordered this car with no experience actually driving one. So far, my time behind a manual has been roughly 2 hours in a crowded parking lot. Today I actually pulled out onto the highway and drove in traffic. First off, my god this car is amazing. It's so much more planted on the road than my old one. And they power and sound. I'm in love. I'm picking it up tomorrow and am determined to take it down the shore this weekend. Once I was out of first things were much better. Downshifting wasn't too bad. Although, I never really had to come to a stop in traffic and get moving again. Obviously I still have to do the whole empty parking lot thing to really grasp all the concepts involved. I appreciate all the tips I've received from fellow members. Wish me luck and can't wait to fully enjoy what the car has to offer. And if anyone is looking for parts off a 2011 SES, message me.