Got my grande manual few weeks back and I am really enjoying it, MA. I have been driving 2008 Civic auto before this car, but always felt that that pick was lacking due to auto tranny. The pick of manual grande is very good...I really like to have to power in my full control. Most people are buying Grande in CVTi and review it as being very responsive and smooth, which must be true. However, I feel as though having the presence of a clutch and a transmission which is 100% controlled by the driver rather than the computer only exhilarates the drive of this excellent vehicle.
Currently have ~500 km on the odo and getting 12.6 km/l.