Don't bust the Neon guys balls. Neons arent fast stock, but as fas a cars go in general are deffenitly not slow. Especilly is its a low model thats pretty light weight with a stick. I used to have one 11grand new. I swear could beat almost any V6 auto out there from a stop. As far as wrx auto, I dunno. Once driving the neon I did beat a manual turbo DSM three times in a row (he had 100k+ miles) and my car had like 20k. But it happened.
Dont get my wrong guys I love the wrx and I do think and wrx is faster than a neon. But a Z28 ss is faster than a wrx, but that doesent mean you cant ever get ahead on a street race.
As far as Auto vs Manual, to me sports cars are faster and more fun manual. But and auto can be very convinet I suppose. Its silly how some pple buy autos cause they cant drive a stick, then justify how is just as fast or just as good. When they there selves wanted the stick they just dont know how to drive it. But who could blame em I've read enough posts about pple who dont know how to drive a stick for sh*t breakin trannys.
Are my posts a little wordy?