Turkeyscore.com wrote:A manual is more fun
I second that.
I have been driving manual transmission cars for most of my driving years (drove dad's automatic for a little while first), and it is so much more fun, especially if you have (relatively) high horsepower and torque, which makes it even more fun
With manual I just feel more in control of acceleration, while going around curves or by using engine braking etc.
I agree that in bumper to bumper traffic automatic is much better,
but for open road driving nothing beats a stick
The new Tiptronic (my brother has it in his new car), is a great compromise between the two. It allows you to shift up and down like a manual without the need for a clutch!!! It also has fully automatic mode.