all positive for CVT and all negative for manual thats cute. considering the CVT is slower, anyone with a foot and 2 hands could drive it to the max, your wife i would hope knows how to drive a manual(mine sure does), and since when did having a sportier car become a crime? driving manual is an art that takes awhile to perfect, CVT is a different experience. learn how to drive a manual and be happy you have the connection with your vehicle. Like TheJ said if driving/your car is your passion manual is the way to go, if not get the CVT.