DC has the worst traffic - it would definitely push me towards the auto. I got an auto for Philly traffic, and I only regret it on weekends :nervous: It is a good AT though.bob shiftright said:I drove down to DC last month, and traffic was about a bazillion times worse than I remembered it was when I last worked down there, which was in the 1980s.
I've driven a stick shift exclusively for the last 22 years and the DC traffic was so bad that I'd actually consider an AT. Problem with the TSX AT is that the motor isn't awfully powerful, the torque curve is really unsuitable for an AT and the performance is marginal even with the 6-speed manual.
If the commute doesn't/wouldn't bother you, I'd definitely get the MT.