My dads probably gonna end up handing down his 97 accord ex to me within the next few weeks. He said the transmisison is acting up and will probably have to be replaced within the next 10,000 miles. Its an automatic and im really not down to $1500 for something that I would rather not have. I'm just curious if it would be worth switching it from auto to 5-speed since thats what i want. How much do you guys estimate this swap would cost and the labor involved. All info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.