Hi guys, new here, I`m planing to buy a 2012 CHALLENGER SRT8 in september and want to know ups and downs on manual versus automatic, black versus orange, and if there is anything I should look for when test driving the beast!! Personally I want to go with a orange manual trans. This might be a stupid question, are stripes painted or vinyl? I just don`t want to visit the dealership just to avoid the sales people specially if I`m not buying right now. I would apreciate any heads up on what to look for during pre delivery inspection and test drive, and if anyone knows if any new wheel design will be introduced on the 2012 year model. Please don`t hold back on technical words and crazy explanations as I am a ASE master tech, nissan and infinity platinum master tech and curently own my auto repair facility. Thank you in advance for all the imput. Ricky from Tampa, Fl.