I have owned a v6 accord then a porsche 944 (still own) but, now I am looking for something a little more comfortable but still sporty. I have decided I want the 1.8l because of gas prices but I cant decide between an auto or 5spd. I have heard that the auto is very problematic. Is that true? I was also considering buying an a4 with a blown engine. Does anyone know what new engine would cost and what kind of price to do the swap? thanks a lot for your input guys and I should be a fellow audi owner soon!