I hate to admit it, but I'm uncoordinated as all hell. I learned how to drive standard in case of an emergency, but I'm next to useless at it. Unfortunately, it has to be automatic for me. I test drove one of the Sambars from Five Star Auto in Parksville, 93 Supercharged model. Seemed pretty responsive, but the ECVT took a little getting used to at first. I didn't have a chance to check it out on a hill, it's pretty flat in that neck of the woods. I did spin it up to 110kmh on the highway though, and she seemed to be revving really high...settled down nicely in the 90-100kmh area though. the nice thing about being on the Island is there aren't too many hills, and right now the courier job only takes me from North Nanaimo to Bowser, with the occasional trip up the Hump to Alberni. Speed limit is 110 from mid-Parksville to the Alberni/Qualicum exit though...so it'd be nice to have something that'll keep up.