Just curious anyone either give their kids or themselves driving a stick\nshift ION for the first time and how is it holding up transmission-wise?\n\nI have had my '07 ION for 8 months now. I haven't really owned a manual\ndrive car ever but have driven short distances in many. Driving one every\nday is quite the different story. It took me about a month to work out my\nbad shifting habits, but me and my ION are humming along just fine now. At\n33mpg average, (vs 25 average in my automatic SC2) I can't complain about\nthis powertrain.