So, 6 months later, and it's going well.
I think we have come to the conclusion that the manual model is just weirdly set up. The engine is too quiet, i reckon the accelerator pedal has a delay before the engine revs, and the gear stick is in a weird position, it seems to lean forward. When you're in 4th it's straight up (vertical). So it's just weird to drive, you constantly stall it and the have problems selecting gears purely because it's so different to other normal cars.
Still a nice car to drive, but I think we may have been better off getting an automatic, so then we wouldn't have any of these wierd issues.
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