Hey guys. I am about to finalize a purchase on the Mazda5, but am holding out for the 2008 refreshment. I had my mind set on the stick as I have looked over the 2007 model year since the auto was a 4speed at the time. But now they have introduced the 5speed and that evens things up. I can drive a stick well, so can my mom and since it is to be her car I guess that is most important. The mileage is better with the stick shift but how smooth and refined is it? In other words how slick? Is it worth going with the stick shift for the lower cost and higher mileage or is there some reason to go with the new 5speed auto? Any advice will be appreciated in any form, even if you were in this descion, which would you choose. I would appreciate that. Hope to hear from you all soon. Thanks!