im having the same time over here. i am sick of this auto and i want a 5spd, but i love the V8 too much to get rid of it, and people know me as "that dude with the tbird" and i dont know enough about drivetrains and such to even try a tranny swap(although it has been done before on other birds, the V8 does not come with 5spd option as the SC tbird does) and even if i did swap it right making it from a auto to a manual makes it exempt in california
so id be screwed. im looking for a 96-98 GT 5spd. i figure its about the same price as a 99+v6, insurance is gonna be a little higher but if im gonna pay 10G for a car i would want it a V8, but ill gladly pay 8G for a 99+V6 though.
1998 Eclipse GST Spyder - 14b turbo | 3" Catback | Evo8 BoV | 170fwhp if that
2003 Redfire Cobra - 448whp/435wtq - Sold