I personally would rather have the automatic trans because I've been driving stick most of my life and I am used to that slight jerk when you shift. I kind of miss it but I have to say my 2015 sport feels nice driving. I am just worried in the long run how the cvt engine will hold up. It is only a few years old and there is no evidence yet to say they could last 100k easy yet (of course when properly maintained). Crossing my fingers!