Last July my son bought a 2000 Lincoln LS sport with V6 and a manual. 4 years ago I bought him a 1994 Escort LX sport with a manual, he pretty much trashed this car mechanically and astatically before the engine seized while I was driving it last year. I owed him a car. He wanted another Escort, but he had been looking for something a little more exotic before this. Considered were; Subaru SVX's, Hot Aurora's & Mercury Marauder's, but none came a manual. He found a ad for an Escort just like his, but the seller wouldn't reply to his calls, and the next thing I know is he wants to go look at a Lincoln LS, IT HAS A MANUAL! After paying $750+taxes I,m driving home on an already hot day in a black car whose HVAC system knows one setting, hotter than ... Sadly, my son passed away just 2 1/5 weeks later from the side effects of his seizure medication (Keppra).