I've been driving an '04 RSX type S in New England for 18 years. I put snow tires on it, and that alone makes it perform better than cars with all season tires, which is most others on the road. I'd like AWD also, but I don't expect to see it. However, if there's no 6MT in the type S, then I don't think they can call it a sports compact or an Integra 😀. I would be shocked if it doesn't have that option.Hahahaha — sounds about right! I am curious about whether the Type S will end up offering a 6MT; I’d enjoy having AWD living in New England, but I think I’d be far less tempted if it only came with a DCT (though I understand why Acura would go that route). I’m sure it will be a fantastic car regardless, but in a way, a DCT-only Type S would make me retroactively even happier with a manual A-Spec. Win-win in that regard.