First car, 88 zx turbo, manual or automatic?
I have my eyes set on a few 1988 nissan 300zxs with turbo. This would be my first car so I want it to be a good buy. I have roughly $5,000 to spend and I have found a few cars in my budget. I have one main problem though; I don't know whether I want my Z to be manual or not. Im pretty set on the turbo because I like speed, but if I like speed shouldn't the obvious pick for me be manual? But im worried. At first i was all for the manual, all for having that extra control of power. Now, after talking to my dad he thinks I might get tired of the manual and begin to dread it. Mind you this will be my everyday car
Which takes me to my other point; Nissans are well made cars, but this manual Im looking at has 120,000 miles on it. It starts to make me worry that if I go manual I'll work her too hard and ruin my engine. I dont have bands of cash to dump into this car if it breaks down.
On the other hand I found an automatic with a turbo, at the same price, by a private seller with 80,000 miles. This seems like it would be more reliable and potentially a better buy, the seller is more negotiable with the price as well.
What do you think I should go with?
Is the manual worth it for the power?
Or is it a good idea I dont work it hard anyway and I should go with the manual.
What are the benefits for each?
Give me some insight; any