A few months. They're been a couple of semi decent ones, but they're usually picked up very quickly.
The main problem has been that the majority have been auto (such as that U13), which makes a little part of me die inside. I'd like to avoid having to do a manual conversion if I could avoid it, but its getting harder to dismiss that idea.
That U11 doesn't do it for me, and with the bonnet scoop, tends to stand out. I'm looking for the complete sleeper look, if I can get away with it. Admittedly, every manual I've seen with exception of a couple of U12s seems to be as inconspicious as an elephant in a crowd of penguins (ridicious mags, tachos, loud BOVs; why do the wiggas get them?).
Kind of guttered I didn't go for this one, http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Mo...879967.htm?p=5
. It was auto, but only went for $2500 or so.
Admittedly, a manual conversion might be the way to go, especially where it concerns the gearbox. ORG provided me a good chunk of information on there cars, and IIRC (forums crash pwned the original PM), one of the main things to watch out for was the bearings in the box. Have the box opened up and checked, and if in doubt, get them replaced.