Originally Posted by subyski
I can attest to that. Yikes, when I first drove my 914 with the 901 side-shift tranny, all I can think is "what the heck is wrong here". It definitely takes some skill. Well, part of the problem was I found out first gear was completely shreaded, which is a common problem with the 901's. The Subaru 5MT feels like absolute silk by comparison.
Even the 997 GT3 took some skill for the 2-3 shift. It was very easy to miss that shift if you weren't precise.