: Damn, a 1999 or 2000 for $1,300 is a complete steal, what is wrong
: with the car in the first place? I paid $2000 and I have a 1993 Civic.
: Anyways, your question is if he should remove the stick, and change it
: to an automatic. Well, if your son really wants the civic, he is much
: better off keeping it a manual. Trust me, i always drove automatic,
: and then bought a stick for the first time, and knew nothing about
: it, and now I am in love. I will never buy another automatic as long
: as I live... at least I hope...
: If he changes out the transmission, it will cost around $3,000 or so
: and I honestly think it would be a huge mistake. If you can get the
: car for $1,300 you got the best deal in the world, and why take the
: chance of ruining it?
: How old is your son anyways? (I am 24), and if he is a teenager, he
: will enjoy the manual so much more, and in the long run manuals suck
: less gas, and cost less to fix.
He is the same age as you. It will cost 100.00 for the person putting it
in and what ever the cost of the transmission. he is doing this for me not
himself. I am disabled. Some days I am driving one handed so as you can
see, it has to be automatic. I don't know if anything is wrong with this
car. He is the one buying it. I will give him a call later and get the
specs on it. It is sitting in someones yard with a for sale sign on it.