So, what do you prefer? Personally, my first car was a clutch. It was a 1995 Ford Escort LX with GT features (still had the 1.9, though). And my second, my truck, is a five speed. I actually have a hard time driving an automatic because I can't control the RPM's at all and it frustrates me that I can run a car at half the RPM's, saving half the gas.