It is important to be comfortable when driving. This is especially important when driving for the first time in a country you have not visited before. It’s a big enough job just getting used to new road signs and rules than adding in the hassle of driving a car you are not used to.
If you use an automatic car in your everyday life for work, family, socialising etc then you should do your best to hire one for your time away as well. Simply select automatic as your preferred car class choice and hit search.
There is less choice when hiring an automatic car and you are likely to have to pay a little bit more as the demand is much lower. Try to make your booking well in advance so as to have more choice and pay less. Consider your travel companions and how much luggage and equipment they will be traveling with.