old_biker, good to hear I'm not the only one who , on occasion will admit to enjoying a tinture a of "everclear". As for the Subaru, or its equivalent, I'm looking for a 2-3 yr old vehicle just out of personal lease. The manual trans I want is the "fly in the wine" since most people don't lease a three-pedal. If all else fails, I will look for a 2-3 yr old Jeep Unlimited with 6spd. I've downloaded a 2018 list of ALL suvs, passanger cars n trucks that are still available with 5 or 6 spd. I'm not interested in the European makes due to the outrageous, in my opinion, maintenance costs. Anything I end up with, must be rated (5) stars by the Insurance Institute. If all else fails, I'll keep my '08 Ram 6spd and continue to bitch about poor gas mileage.