Over the next 6/9 months I will be looking for my ideal car here in the UK. But which ?...and there is the conundrum ! 550's are manual, and reasonably priced. 575's seem like a better specification, but if I want to stay with manual, then in the UK, and seemingly everywhere else, add 80/100 £'s or $'s for the privilege......which on the face of it seems a bit obtuse, when manual 550's are readily available. I'm OK with LHD, as most of the enjoyment driving will be in France or Spain. Comments from the USA especially within the forum, would indicate that a manual 550, well maintained, is the way to go....especially if it has FHP. What are your experiences or preferences ??