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It comes down to personal choice, and that's something that only you can answer. Obviously having a manual means you become part of the car, and for some sport car owners that is a deal breaker. For those with physical limitations it isn't.

The GM 5L40 five speed transmission is perfectly fine, there's been some cases of hard downshifting, but replacing the actuator solenoids solves the problem. GM recommends using 4 for around town driving, and D for highway driving due to 5th gear being overdrive.

Choose the type of transmission that you believe will give you the most enjoyment with the car.

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