ratedR: who is saying steermatic is the fastest...as far as baleno GTI is concerned, you are forgetting that it is has manual transmission.
the main discussion is that steermatic tough being auto has great pickup and driving pleasure...
why do people keep on discussing manual vs auto tranny....tough steermatic has manual mode but it cannot have the same response time of an actual manual!!! still steermatic can give u both smooth driving pleasure and superb accelaration (for an auto car)
i am sure that a driver who is good on sterematic's manual mode with a bit of roll-on start can even beat an baleno gti but thats an assumption