I went with the 6-speed and am very happy I did. It's a good, solid unit, and although the throws are a tad long, it yields satisfying up and downshifts. My SRT is not a daily driver, however. I live in LA, and if it was driven every day in the maddening congestion my town is famous for, I think shifting it would get pretty old rather quickly. Go with what works best depending on your driving habits and the level of traffic in your area. Also, if you want to drag your car at all, I'd say the auto is a must. Unlike most cars from the past, today's autos with paddle shifters are actually faster than a good old fashioned manual. I used to race cars professionally, and can probably shift quicker than 99% of drivers, but I'm still no match for the 5-speed with paddles at the strip.
As far as a sunroof goes, I got it and so should you. I NEVER open the glass, but pretty much always drive with the shade open. Our cars can feel very tomb-like because of the dark interior and narrow windows. Having the sunroof shade open immensely helps to do away with that effect, and lets a lot of light in. You will regret not having it.
The HK system is a waste of money. I ordered my 2012 SRT on the very first day the order banks were open, and the HK wasn't even an available option yet, so my car came with the standard Boston unit. A few months later, when the HK started shipping on the cars, I went to my dealer to check out how it sounded. Thankfully, I was unimpressed, because if I had liked it, I probably would have had to retro-fit it to my car, because I get like that when I regret not having an upgraded unit. Honestly, for $1900 it should sound a lot better than the standard system, and the reality is that it doesn't. I stuck with the Boston, and have actually become satisfied with its performance. It's not stellar, but it sounds good enough.
2012 Challenger SRT8 392 - "Roxy"
WP3 20" SRT Design Wheels
245/45ZR20, 255/45ZR20 Goodyear F1 Tires
Engine Block Heater
730N with Navigation
Mopar Premium Floor Mats
Mopar Premium Trunk Mat
Fastman 85mm Throttle Body
Billet Tech Catch Can
Speedlogix Skip-Shift Eliminator
Next on deck: Hurst 6M Shifter
Last edited by RobF; 11-21-2012 at 12:16 AM.