The 6 spd. manual is slower that the 4 spd auto?[/QUOTE]
Yep. That's not too uncommon these days - the auto shifts faster, and if there's traction control, that'll help the auto lauch better. Plus the auto has taller gearing, so it may reach 60 in 1 less gear than the manual. I'd never buy an auto though - I enjoy shifting gears.