So I finally have the cash to get myself a new vehicle! I have a budget of about 12000. I am looking at a Nissan Frontier or Toyota Tacoma. I have found a couple in my budget and below my mileage limit, the problem is they are both manual transmissions! I wont need to drive this car for long distances for at least 4-6 months after buying, so my question is: Is it worth it to save the money and teach myself to drive a standard? Or will I wind up spending more on a busted transmission than I would save?
Edit: I have been driving for a number of years (I am 23) and this would be my 2nd or 3rd car, this would be the first car that would be entirely my own however.