The 124's automatic is a really nice transmission. For "running errands" the auto would be my choice, and was my choice. For those occasions when I want to downshift to a lower gear in anticipation of a pass on the highway, there is the manual mode. Whatever you do try them both before deciding.
2017 Fiat 124 Spider, Aluminum Lusso AT, CravenSpeed Stubby antenna, LED interior& trunk lights, V4 intake, GFB DV+, EC EDL (Race+), Burger Tuning catch can, WeatherTech floor and cargo mats, CoverKing cover (from GWR), Advanti DST Storm S1 17 (40 mm offset), Michelin Pilot Super Sport, Ruger LCP
1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, Medium Blue Metallic