hmm I wonder what toys have for fourth gears in them, since I dont play with toys anymore since I grew too old for such things when I started high school.
They could be overdrive fourth gears but its highly unlikely.
Really, it depends on the gears in the manual and the gears in the rearend AND the size of the tires if you decide to change the rims. This is how you consider for the horsepower that reaches the rear tires. Larger gear ratios mean more rpms(more horse kindof), smaller gear ratios-lower rpms. You have to consider the engine speed at certain road speeds.
yes a 5stick will have closer gear ratios and it may be easier on the engine(as long as you arent shiftin into 5th and lugging for more than a second)
Another thing, hatchbacks are ugly plz save yourself from buying one.
Also, anything toy isnt very good compared to a honda in the same class, outside of the sport compacts.