I aint a racing guy and have personally found auto trans to be a good comfort (considering the heavy traffic which is growing day by day). I just wanted to ask about the driving experience of city auto trans (without comparing it to a manual).
For engine oil, shell Yellow isn't such a good oil. Caltex havoline is really good in this range of oil (Caltex havoline formula in winters). I have seen it being used by many people and they are very satisfied. If you want to jump to a semi synthetic, you can go for Zic A (for summers) and Zic A+ for winters.