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Manual. I used to drive a Jeep Cherokee which was an automatic and loved the car but you have no control over it. The car does all the work.
Go with a manual and you have more control over the car and can save gas if you know how to drive it. You also reduce on braking if you have good timing with shifting and you'll save brakes. Manual is a lot more fun to drive too. I have a 2008 Kia Spectra hatchback in a manual and love it. I'll never go back to an automatic.
On another note, if you drive a lot in the city, ie traffic lights and stop signs then you might want to think about an automatic. It gets to be a pain in the ass if your driving in dowtown whatever and you have to constantley shift from 2nd to 3rd to 2nd to 1st to 2nd to 3rd...