Well at 6am today parents and I set out to find me "reliable transportation" as my mom put it. So, after sticking the broken down Jeep on the U-Haul trailer, we high tail it out of Bloomington. First stop is Hubler Chevy in Indianapolis. I walked in and asked to talk to the truck guy. He looked at me like I had a nutsack on my chin when I told him I wanted a 3/4 ton 4wd 5-speed. He only had one of the kind and it was a totally stripped down model, didn't even have a CD player, and it was white (YUCK) and pretty dirty. That was all he had in 3/4 ton, and the 1/2 tons they had were all about the same thing. All work trucks. He told me I wasn't going to have much luck. Next stop, Ray Skillman GMC right next door. Pretty much the same look after I mentioned the words 5 speed. He looked at his inventory and told me out of over 100 trucks he didn't have a single one with a manual transmission. After figuring out that I was probably SOL, he said he'd search other dealers for me. Well there were no GMC's within 500 miles that fit these criteria, but he did turn up one red Chevy K2500 in Avon, which was about 30 miles from where we were at the moment. So, we called Dugan Chevrolet/Pontiac in Avon and he said yep it just came off the transport. So off we go. We get there and he takes me out to the back lot and I get to drive it up to the building. I am instantly in love. Bright red, clean, interior is really nice. It was a base model, one step above the work truck package. It had a CD player, A/C with dual climate control, and even cruise. Everything else was manual though: windows, locks, mirrors, seats, etc. Just the way I wanted it. I told him I was amazed they had something like that on the lot, and he said it was actually not supposed to happen. Somebody had special ordered the truck through one of their sales guys, and the guy quit shortly after and the customer never followed up on the order. It was ordered for long distance towing and hauling. It had the 4.10 rear with Eaton locker, tow package (which includes 145amp alternator and heavy cooling system) and other various niceties that made it exactly the truck I would have ordered had I got one from the factory, except I probably would have ordered a Duramax or 8.1L but this one just had the 6.0, still an impressive engine. So, after about an hour of paperwork and discussion, I drove off the lot with a 2005 Silverado 2500 Regular Cab Long Box 4WD with a 5 speed. Also decided to get the 7 year 100k mile warranty. Me is happy, pics tomorrow when it's light.