You can't take any one review as being 100% fact. It's just his opinion. We do know that the Auto is faster than the manual it's just his "butt dyno" that thinks the manual is faster. To me it always feels like manual cars are faster, even if they aren't. Don't let one person's opinion sway you. Now if every review said the auto sucked (which is far from the case) then the situation would be totally different. I think almost every review has said something that goes directly against what a lot of the other reviews have said.
Originally Posted by RT21
Keep in mind this is just a blog and not a real article with reputable people. Anyone can write a blog. Also, yes the Auto is faster off the line, but loses in the 1/4 according to most reports.
Well it's more than just some random dude. He does write for a legit website/blog. Blogs are here to stay. A few years ago people would've said the same things about Jalopnik and Autoblog but now they're considered reputable sources.