When we were prospecting for a new car some years back, there was a debate on which is the beter car – automatic or with stick shift. Our old car was a conventional one and I was used to that stick shift gear. But my wife is not comfortable with that and she desires the automatic. The automatic is more expensive by 50k pesos ($1,000) and the gas consumption is definitely more than the car with stick shift. But when we analyzed and evaluated the traffic in Metro Manila, I had to agree that an automatic car saves a lot in terms of stress. So that is a health aspect that we were saving on. Okay, we have 2 automatic cars now.