Went and test drove a 2007 GT today. The autotrader add said it was an automatic but it actually was a manual. So this was my first manual car I ever drove. The last time I drove a manual was five years ago and that was a big gas truck at an airport for only 2 months. I'm very happy it was a manual and it was a blast to drive (only stalled once). I will now only be looking into getting a manual. The dealer was great he gave the keys to me and my girlfriend and said go drive it for how ever long you want. Took it out for about 20 minutes. When we came back he was like that's it I thought you guys would be out longer. The car had a few issues. First when the dealer went to start it all it did was click (dead battery) so he jump started the car. Second part was that the trunk lid was scratched very bad, it had one small dent in the driver side door and some red mark on the passenger side door. Also while driving I noticed a rattling coming from the dash but could not find out where it was coming from. I have heard the dash rattle is common with the 05-09 S197s? The engine looked very clean, the rims and wheels also looked good. The car is wingless and I think the s197s look better without the wing anyways. I told the dealer I liked the car and it drove very good. I asked him to see if they could fix the scratches. He will call me on Monday seeing as the guy that does the repairs was not in today. The asking price is $16,890. The car has 29,000 miles on her. If they won't fix the scratches should I say then I will take it for $15,000 and get the lid repainted myself? Also as far as the transmission goes I think it was good. As I said this was the first manual car I have drove so I have nothing to compare it to. I did test all the gears 1-5 and nothing seemed odd to me. Anything else I should look for? I noticed in the car fax that it failed emissions in July 09 and then passed July 20th of 09. It was a one owner car.