I have had a fair amount of manuals. 1985 subaru dl wagon. 1988 mazda 323 gt. 1998 acura integra gsr. 1988 mazda rx7. 2002 subaru wrx wagon. And my current daily Colorado car, my 2010 rx8. I like manuals. Autos are fine. Was perfectly fine in my old kia sedona minivan. My crown vic and dodge charger for my old job were both autos. Need it when operating a radio and computer at the same time. I'm hoping my next car will be a later model mustang gt. If so, it will be a manual. But if I went the chrysler 300c route, big v6 sedan, I'd take an auto no problem.