Typically a stick shift gets better mileage than an automatic. So, when getting a new car, go for the stick. I loved my stick, it got great gas mileage. I was promised the same kind of mileage with my new car, even though it wasn’t a stick, it was newer. But no, it doesn’t get the promised mileage. That is, unless I am driving from Salt Lake to Centerville, which I only make that trip every few months.