This has probably been done to death before but I'm going to ask anyway; I've just stated on another thread I would not go back to a manual. My reasons are 1) 4 wheels are a tool for me and I want as least work to do as possible when I'm using it. 2) We seem to be constantly queuing in traffic and the idea of wiggling that stick and pumping your left foot up and down all the time is old hat and very tedious. 3) The CR-V auto is the best I've ever driven, mine has a superb gearbox on all levels. I've had it a year now and I've really bonded with car now.