HI Jordan I for one have been driving a manual transmission since I was 19. I am 51 now and that is all I buy. One thing nice about a manual is not alot of people know how to drive it. So if you get a Camaro with a stick shift, you will not have to worry about other people borrowing it. Maybe that's why you mom and uncle want you to get a auto so they can borrow it all the time.. Leaving you at home with their auto.. No really it helps to develop hand and eye coordination with the brain. Then latter on if you decide to get a motorcycle you will be all set because you know how to drive a manual. left hand clutch, left foot shift, right hand front brake,right foot rear brake..