Been driving a manual for the past 10 or so years (since I went from an SUV to a sports car). I lived in the city for a good portion of that.... I wouldn't even consider an auto. Not for a second.
Jet black e92 6mt 335xi:
18" BBS RGRs, KW v1, ESS Stage 2 flash, VRSF 7" FMIC, VRSF downpipes, JG Mods m-tech front, mtec V3 AEs, BMS OCC, hardwired valentine 1, p3cars gauge, amber delete, sport seats, factory oil cooler.