Well i have to say a auto doesnt stand a chance against a manual if you take off right and shift right. I kill my mums auto vn with my 5sp vn but as soon as i stuff up a take off its all over for me. All depends on the driver of the manual.
the 5spd should take it every time, but like mentioned before, it all depends on the driver. i got beat by my mates suzuki escuda once. i sat there and smoked it while he was gone, caught him no probs once i got traction in second gear. it's easy if your to eager to give to many revs on take off. best option is to just line em up and go for it:whistling
Yeah ok will give it ago and tell ya all how it goes, went out the road today for a few take off's to see how me car was going and the right side top control arm bolt fell off. put a new one in so is all ready for a run.