I think you're right. It makes more sense to trade this one and get an automatic transmission.I think you might come out cheaper if you can just trade for an automatic. In the old days it was a piece of cake to change one over. Today with all of the electronics involved it will probably be a nightmare.
And less time consuming also. I was looking at a manual, but since I was going to use my Jeep as a DD also, I went with the 8 spd. auto. So far I'm quite impressed with the way the transmission handles it's duties.I think you're right. It makes more sense to trade this one and get an automatic transmission.