Well the MR and GSR have pretty much the same handling characteristics. Its just the transmission the big difference.Yah well I have SSS package and I test drove an MR was super impressed. I test drove the GSR in the snow kind of so I assumed it handled like it did because of snow/wet roads. I have since realized I feel like I'm in my old sti. Took a freind for a ride I plowed wide into a sideways slide, crossed over the center line hanging tail out. If it wouldn't have rotated at the exit of the corner I would have prolly ended up over the curb on the other side of the road. I was smart enough to not let off but I never had anything like that happen during an incredibly intense test drive in the MR.