I have a 2001 CiC w/steptronic. There's a lot of people on here that scoff at an auto, but for me it fits. Is it more fun to feel the power/torque of shifting with a manual? Yes, for most. But I live in the very traffic heavy Bay Area, and driving through San Francisco, up and down many VERY steep hills is simply a pain in the arse with a stick.
My car has the sports package and after the steering retrofit, the "in tune with the road" feeling was much, much improved.
Oh, and there are few things that are better than driving on a beautiful sunny CA day with the top down. =) (except maybe driving on a beautiful sunny Hawaii day....)