I feel you on the injury deal and having to clutch it. I have become handicap over the past four years due to my shear weight. I have had a left ankle fusion 2 years ago. My right ankle needs the fusion surgery as well, buy I have had to do one foot at a time. Three months ago I opened a tall tool storage box and a 45lb Betsy Clamp fell on my left foot above the steel toe. It fractured the 2nd metatarsal bone up from the pinky toe. I was not able to treat it due to my job, married head of household. 3 kids, youngest 3. So it will have to be re-broke and set the same time I do the right ankle fusion.I can't speak for the 8th gens, but slap-shift in the RSX is a blast, especially when mated to k24
I used to be a die-hard manual trans only kind of guy, but due to an injury I can no longer partake joyously, so as far as slush boxes go, the MRMA takes the cake IMO.