Thanks for the reply. Well I was also one of those guys who opposed automatic transmissions and thought of them as "not sporty" type but from the last couple of dayz, when I had to drive through pindi, I was frutrated over my car's manual transmission and thought that automatic cars should be preferred over manual ones.
One more thing, I have heard that lancer's version of automatic gears is much more advanced then the Civic'c prosmatic as it adapts to one's driving style. What do you think???