Depends on what kind of hatch you're getting. If it's a civic then you should get a manual or else everyones going to clown on you for having a rice rocket thats not even stick. If it's a golf, mini or something in those lines then auto is okay.
alright bitch, well first, if you have a hatch, and since 80% of hatches are shitty fucking cars, you are probably rolling around town in a late 90's civic hatch slammed to the ground. bitches don't want that shit, grow up, get a nice car, put a nice sound system in it and get bitches cuz.