Hey guys - firstly thanks for hearing me out. It's a pleasure to meet so many enthusiasts on this forum. I had a 2013 automatic Firestorm FR-S, and ended up selling it, because it was just too bare bones inside, I could've done with a tiny bit more hp, and hated all the attention I was getting in a hot red car. Traded down to a green 2011 Fiesta SES currently, and freakin love it!! Now, I'm in a major dilemma: I haven't tried driving a stick yet, but feel I can pick it up quickly. I've been cross shopping this car with the 370z in AT and the new FRS monogram (I loved the car for its handling, and now they added many premium things I longed for.) I really really want to pick up a fiesta ST.. Just wish they made it in automatic..and that's where I am so torn.. Especially hearing good things about some ATs from the 370z and newer GTIs. I'm aware of the pros and cons of driving a manual. Would this car be a good first car to learn MT on? This would be my daily driver and I live in the Bay Area in CA.