This has gone from watching grass grow to being in a 7-11, looking at milk that is past the due date, but you can see the delivery truck coming down the road with fresh milk. Hey, might as well wait a few minutes, and get fresh milk for the same price!
jaak: I'm sure their intentions were noble (they intend for me to get an MO very soon).
Mosh: Shiftronic uses more fuel, but gives you more control when you want it, and maybe many of us will only use it for a while (shortly after purchase) or occasionally, but I think that it will have an effect on resale value.
I'm thinking in terms of:
It's 2007, and you're selling an MO that has or does not have: shiftronic, leather, AWD, etc. A FWD MO may be very hard to sell, and one with no shiftronic may lose more than its cost in resale value. It's there. I don't have to use it (in the photos, it appears to replace the "S" of the D-S mode).