In the future I will be looking for a car and have been mostly leaning towards getting an automatic due to the fact that I'll just be learning how to drive and have other things to focus on. I feel like a manual could distract me from driving, but then again I've never driven one. I know how they work, but I feel in a situation where I could have to have a quick seconds reaction to a something, a manual would hold me back whereas an auto is quite simple and you can just cruise. Is there any real reason for me to get a manual? Is there any outgoing reason not to get an auto? I realize it's all about preference but I don't want to get an automatic and feel like I missed out. What are the pros and cons of automatic and manual cars?