It's No Mustang But It's a Manual
December 3, 2018
My quest for a fun car with a stick shift started and ended here. Damian was the first person to introduce himself outside and coached me through 1st, 2nd and 3 gear in a Cruze. The experience felt less like driver's ed and more like an older sibling showing me the ropes. I returned next day dreaming driving home in a Subaru WRX. Long story short, Manager Ed Finn got me out of a hatchback with a CVT and in to the same manual transmission I test drove. If it weren't for Michael, another sales team associate, I would've returned home never knowing how fun and engaging a stick shift feels like. Walking into Castle Chevrolet (with a budget) results in guaranteed peace of mind. Thanks to the manual transmission, my face always has a smile on the road. My purchase feels like a Ford Model T when traffic lights start green, but it has a turbo like the WRX. The sales staff knew exactly how to sell the Cruze to me. I'm glad that Castle Chevy sold their Mustang before my visit. Rear wheel drive doesn't belong in or near the "snow belt" especially in the hands of an intermediate "stick" driver.