Since I have to commute for my new job, I am in the market for a new car. I know the car I want, but I need some help! Manual or automatic? Here are my pros and cons: Manual: *I would FINALLY be able to master it (I can do it, but it has been a few years. I never had my own vehicle to practice on, so I just didn't master it) *My friends think I should go this route because they want manual transmissions for this same reason *Since I am commuting, what if I get tired of changing gears? I know it will be new and fun for a while, but I will have this car for a few years(hopefully!) Automatic: *I am purchasing a Mazda3, and they have the manual mode (slapshift or paddleshift...or something), so it will still be fun. Plus, I will have the option of changing gears, with the convenience of the AT *I can install a remote start (for extreme weather) down the road *What if I regret not getting the MT for the sole reason of FINALLY truly learning? I have had mixed responses. I need help! Which should I choose? Why? Thanks!!