Just wondering what you guys would do in my case. I have a 96 Ranger that the trans is going out on it and I am debating whether to put in another automatic or a manual. With the manual though, I could get all the linkage, slave cylinder, trans, pretty much everything for extremely cheap if not free. The problem is that it would come out out of a 93 Explorer that has 270,000 miles on it so I don't know what kind of condition the internals are in the manual. The only thing that is really pushing me away from the manual is downtime. It would take a lot longer to get the manual operational and the auto I could have swapped in a probably a day. And I love manuals a 100 times more than autos. I really can't stand autos.