The first week of June will mark 13 years since we picked up our ordered '01 SLK320 from Barrier Motors in Bellevue, WA. It is a 6-speed manual, heated seats, CD changer, and extra charge silver paint. It now has 66,500 miles and has never had a front plate (no holes!). We added 17" staggered wheels/tires from a C-Class Sport sedan 5 years ago. The SLK was a 20th Wedding Anniv. gift to her and she LOVES it. All the cars she had before this M-B were manuals except for her 190E 2.6 that she also loved. Well now she wants an automatic trans. She WANTS this car but not this transmission. Any ideas?