I highly suggest getting the 8 speed even if you don't like the shifting knob. I was completely against the 8 speed due to the knob but I decided to just do it because the 8 speed would give me better performance and mileage. Boy am I glad I did! In fact now I actually like the shifting knob and the tons of space for storing stuff in the console. And the keyless entry and push button start was one of the main reasons I chose Ram! Nothing like being able to bring nearly 400hp to life with the push of a button
. Also keyless entry is amazing. I just carry my fob in my pocket and I never have to take it out which is amazing. Also I am not a fan of the look of the key so it is in a safe place at home. And there is a key built in to the fob if you need one. The only downsides of the 8 speed and keyless entry is getting in other vehicles! I drove a suv that had column shifter and no keyless system and I tried to shift into drive with the radio controls. And I also left the keys in and had it unlocked until I got about 5ft away and realized what I did.