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Old 08-26-2016, 02:34 PM
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Looking at 6MT, VIN says auto?

I came across an ad on Craigslist for an 06 6MT in the Houston area (4hrs from me). I've been texting the owner who sent me the VIN. When I google the VIN it comes up as an automatic. He's only had the vehicle a few months, so he doesn't know the history. Maybe the tranny was swapped. Are there negatives/positives to swapping?

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/5742501323.html
 

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My advice to you would be to avoid it. That's a big red flag, unless you know the car inside out or you know a good mechanic. Me personally I would look for another
 
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id just look for another car ...
 
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Old 08-26-2016, 04:36 PM
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Thanks. I read through the DIY on the drivetrain forum. It seems there are a few minor issues. I don't feel like dealing with all of that. I'll pass.
 
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Looks kind of rough
 
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:54 AM
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Well, I could be wrong. Every MT G35 I look up on vehiclehistory.com, shows that they are automatic transmission. I took four MT VIN's this morning from eBay, and that all showed as auto. I'd probably use autocheck before hand.
 
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99% of people won't get the gauge cluster to display what gear they are in if it was swapped. Dead giveaway. Other than that, there really aren't any downsides to swapping.
 
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car has a revup motor too so even more reason to believe it was a 6mt all along.
but good God that thing is beat to shitt. find another car
 
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What # or letter in the Vin says it's automatic? I will look at my vin to compare cuz I have a 6speed

With the fabric on those seats, I don't think they were clever enough for a 6speed swap
 
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Looks kind of rough
It probably is, after all it has 1.26 million miles on it according to the ad
 
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