I was going through my early morning routine of looking through my craigslist RSS feeds yesterday and saw the subject “1996 Nissan 300ZX 2+2” which always gets my blood pumping. Then I clicked on the link and saw that it was a red one, which I think I’ve decided now is my preferred color. Shortly after that I read those dreaded words, dreaded by me anyway, automatic transmission… so close! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against all of those Zs and their owners with automatic transmissions out there but I currently have a Nissan Frontier Pickup with an automatic (not to mention Shelley’s car is an automatic as well) so I’ve got that part covered. I’m longing for a manual transmission so that is just another variable I will have to deal with during this search.