Ok - here's the deal: for the most part, I prefer auto transmissions...is the auto something to completely avoid, or would I have just as much fun in one?
Sounds to me like you should get the automatic. Not something to avoid in the Solstice. Keep in mind the Solstice manual trans is not one of the slickest shifting ones around.
In stop and go traffic you will have more fun in the automatic. In the mountains there is a good chance of more fun with the manual.
2007 GXP Pure