I'm 40 and I wouldn't have it any other way but with a manual. Manuals are more involving and allow you more control. Also, I've had experience with this MTX-75 manual transmission before, and it is very durable.
With that said, no, it would not "change my take" on your car to find out it is an automatic. It would please me, however, if high school kids actually still value a manual transmission, as it would give me hope that they will still be offered in the future.
By the way--why did you post this in interior mods and updates?
'12 SE Sport 5Dr |╠╬╝|SGM|203a|Moonroof|17" Paint/Mach Whls|K&N 57S-4000|FFE RMM|Steeda STB, RSB|JBR bushings
'01 ZX3|╠╬╝|Pitch Blk|Prem pkg|Moonroof|SVT Snorkel|SVT Susp|Steeda STS|Magnaflow exh
Last edited by TboneZX3; 10-03-2012 at 10:55 AM.