It's not hard at all once you get the hang of it, that usually just takes experience. Manuals don't necessarily go faster, you just have more control of the rpms, and you get better acceleration when you are trying to launch or something. I say go with a manual because that's just my opinion.yellocivic said:but im just learning to drive a stick and it seems so hard,its so much easier drivin a auto,do sticks go faster?
Deffinitly go with the stick, more fun to drive after you get used to it. A key point to remember is that the shifting will become second nature after a while and you wont even have to put thought into it. I faced the same dilema 2 years ago, with basically the same car that you are looking at and I chose stick, at first it was akward but now I love it and cannot dream of wanting an automatic. If you do end up getting the 2000ex, stick or auto, be careful with puting sodas in the cupholders, those cup holders do not deserve to be called cup holders and I had a spill on my shift boot within the first week of purchasing the car. Good luck with your car.yellocivic said:should i go with a stick or automatic for my 2000civic ex?