T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Go the manual over the auto if performance driving and enjoyable driving is what your aiming for. But if you do km's of city stops and start an auto is viable.
I personally tend to go for a factory manual over a conversion, the thing about a conversion is teh donor gearbox you get is in question ie don't know how many km's it's doen etc etc.
Also with your case the Futura is got better goodies so your killin two birds with the one stone with your purchase. But be weiry of one thing make sure the manual tranny shifts like it suppose to and syncro's are ok.
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)