Automatic is not an option. She needs a manual car. She is no stranger to driving in city and has been doing that daily from last 7 years. So no auto for us. I hate this talk of "smoking" vehicles. In pune daily I let my Alto and Pulsar smoke Jags / BMWs / Mercs / Other assorted better made cars each day in traffic. Doesnt make me a hero or a crusader. Just proves that a smaller vehicle can shimmy its way out of traffic faster than a larger one.On similar runs, wife's alto "smokes" my TJet by minutes as she can afford jiggling in and out of traffic but I cannot. Alto's crumple zone include your knees & face. It's an unsafe car at speeds. But at slow bumper to bumper traffic it is pretty safe (kind off saves you from rain and all ) LOL.