I have 4 cars and they are all manual. even my gf drives manual. its cool. i started with manual in 16 and during these 5 years ive been happy. no problem with traffic jams or anything, u get used to it. unless u wanna use one of ur hands to hold the soda and the other to hold ur sandwich, then auto is better, however i still drive like that with my manual. tiptronic is cool if its a good quality one, some of em are so slow in changing gears, maybe even slower than auto. like the one on peugeot 206, well the one we have.