My weekend cruiser is an auto, but my DD is a 5spd. Honestly, I like either one. The reason why I bought my auto, is because I got a sweet deal on the car (paid 7K instead of 11K). But I hate how at car shows the typical manual driver go, "Oh, you drive an auto, that's lame?" I always say yes and I'm proud of it. I don't get why people bash on auto's? I don't see anything wrong with them. Sure some people may feel "disconnected" and that you aren't as concentrated while driving a stick and all that bs. I find that to be the opposite for me, because no matter what I am driving, phone is on silent and I just drive and that's what I like to do in my Stang. There are tons of parts out there to make your auto a beast (gears, valve body, stall conversion and etc). I'm perfectly happy with my auto Stang. That's just my $0.02.
They all call me: "That Mustang Kid". Mods on profile.
1968 Ford Mustang Golden Nugget Special- Auto, 105,000 miles, 289 4 barrel, Gold Nugget in color with black vinyl top.
2001 Mustang GT Convertible Premium- Auto, 73,000 miles, 4.6L, All Black, Sitting in storage.
2006 Hyundai Elantra-DD