I'm so used to driving a manual that it feels awkward and clunky to drive an automatic. You can't drive as fast in an automatic because you have to wait for the stupid thing to change gears. I learned to ride a motorcycle before I learned to drive a car, and motorcycles are almost all manual - so changing gears is second nature to me.
I recently discovered an extremely windy (though unfortunately rather short) road near my apartment. I love to blast down that road. It's like a roller-coaster. I don't think I've driven down that road with a passenger, but I suspect it'd be kinda like that part in Initial D where Takumi is driving the AE86 down the mountain and his friends are on the verge of puking. My car is not very powerful, but I can push it to its absolute limit. :D
@Yakumo: I see you have an AUX line on your stereo. Is it a standard headphone connector, or a USB port? Do you have a separate cable to charge the iPhone, or can you connect it directly to the stereo?
My stereo has an iPod connector built into it (which works with an iPhone) but it doesn't charge modern iPods/iPhones. I had to buy a little adapter which allows you to supplement an iPod connector with a USB cable coming out of the side, which I then connect to a USB car charger.