Drive a manual for 2 days & you will not want to drive an AT any more! :lol: If my daughters can all learn how you can too. :thumbsup:
You'll actually be surprised with the golf. It's not really a bad car at all. You just probably don't hear much about it as the other cars. I've always been a Toyota/Mitsubishi person. I don't mind some of Nissan's cars though.
4 cylinders with auto's are booooooring & really suck when driving in hilly/mountainous areas.
Too much gear hunting in hilly terrain. The engine revs higher than necessary on serious mountain roads. Can leave the manual in 5th gear on all but the worst climbs with no struggle.