OK, so I have been browsing this site for a while, and recently joined last week. I introduced my self on the newbies page for everyone to see. If you have not read it ill give you a brief rundown. I am a 21 y/o Solider currently deployed in afghaniland. I have done nothing but fantasize about the challenger for the last 2 years or so. Now, when i get back to the states, i will finally have the money i need to purchase my dream car. And this is where my dilemma begins, as im sure you all have been through a similar dilema when prepping to purchase your challenger. Im going to be getting out of the army, and moving back to los angeles. I am currently learning how to drive manual here ( we have manual trans toyotas we use). So my big questions is 1) should i go ahead and go after the R/T manual. Or 2) should i pick up a SE auto. Ive never driven a manual in a big city, so idnt know if it it annoying or not lol. Also, gas is pretty expensive in so cal, and to the owners that read this, is there a big difference in MPG between the two. btw, i plan on modding in the long run, i pllan on keeping this car long term. i will be purchasing in full cash at the time, with budget around 22k. i found lots of used R/Ts i like for about 20k so yea. Thanks for the time guys!