Everyone's circumstance's is different so there is no perfect answer. This question gets asked a lot search will give you the information you need. I will say this though if you use your car a lot on a track,you have bad knees,your spouse drives it as well and hates manual or you deal with heavy city traffic auto makes perfect sense. The paddles are fun but for me i have to have manuals on my toys its 80% of the enjoyment. For people who never owned a manual all i can say is be open minded about it and give it a chance. Hope this helps and good luck.
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