Greetings, I'm Rick and I purchased my first Honda in 1975…so yeah I’m old. While I have strayed from the Honda brand a few times since 1975 I have always returned and wondered why I left. The best Honda I ever owned was a 1988 Prelude SI 4WS (205,000 miles) and I’m currently driving a 1999 Accord EX with 190,000 miles. To be honest an ILX was not on my radar as the only thing I heard was the ILX was it was a glorified Civic. I was on YouTube and thought I was clicking on a review for the RDX but ended up watching a review of the 2014 ILX where I learned it certainly was not a glorified ILX and was off to the local Acura Dealer hoping there was an ILX with a 6spd as I've always rowed my own. I have not purchased a 6 spd ILX but it has made it to the top of my list of cars to consider which includes the TSX, Accord 6spd coupe and a used TL…Type S or SH-AWD.