6cyl will be limited to basic bolt ons if that's what you're afterI am leaning towards a 6 cyl and definitely a manual. Although, the big question is how easy is it to get the 6 cyl fast? I won't be racing it but I am thinking above 300hp, 0-60 below 6 seconds for sure.
The booster recall was for the very first models made in 2005 for the 2006 release year models such as mine, being in the first 5000 cars made in the production of 2006 model year, most of these were fixed on these 2006 models on dealer lots before ever being soldPersonally I wouldn’t pay more than 3k if someone had maintained it properly all its life and just did the timing belt. I’m a bit extreme but I’m picky when it comes to my money. My gs has lasted over 260k miles only needed a trans past month and front bearing due to hitting a ditch I wasn’t driving. But that’s not many issues in 260k miles but it was properly maintained timing belt done every 100k miles but that one for $5k your looking at needs a belt it’s over 10 years old now if they did that and has new tires, along with proper brakes cheap to see if it was recalled for or not. Mine was and wouldn’t stop at times now it does fine after the recall fixed it. Woulda had to replace the boosters ect myself if it won’t for that.