6500 to replace transmission actuator and 2 month back order pathetic . Never by a Fiat absolute garbageNice summation which I happen to agree with. I wouldn't worry about the mechanical function but would never order one of these transmissions without first seeing years of positive data. Too many risks in my opinion compared to either an automatic or true stick. This middle ground of a design solves nothing for me, except maybe when my wife drove the van. She's not crazy about driving a stick shift although she's good at it. I'd consider the diesel with a stick but the automated transmission is a deal breaker until proven in US. And just because it may work in Europe doesn't mean it will succeed here in my opinion.