Simply, AT is high on consumption no matter whichever car you buy. MT is better if your really concerned abt the fuel and pickup.
No, AC's do not run on battery. The compressor is run by a belt connected to the engine by a pulley. The fuel consumption increases on a perfectly tuned car on average to abt 10%. Considering the traffic conditions and no problem with the fuel you can go for AT.
i suggest to go with manual one.....A/C was not a problem in it...it runs just fine....A/T is little thristy of fuel so i recommend u to go with manual one...and farhan A/C in USA runs on battery ....starnge listening man...how many Volts just ur battery is given to drive ur A/C Compressor.....man its driven by Engine...no battery....its not a 12v Dc motor......its A/C compressor...
sunny 1.3 with AC is a joke.while you use with AC its power is badly reduced beside EFI system on sunny has genuine fault.Once any of one sensor malfunctions than car will stall and only Company has arrangements to rectify it.If you have to pay than it is quite costly.
Well I do not discourage the buyers or users but informing about precausions which should be considered.