^ +1 on the wait for a manual, although 120k miles is pretty good for how old it is. Personally I probably wouldnt pay that much for an automatic unless it was immaculate. However we're talking $500-$1000 difference which in the long term probably isnt that much when you consider how much people waste on tv's, computers, cell phones and ipods. I'd say at that price it's just a matter of convenience, can you wait longer or do you need this car. I'd try to talk him down in price though and maybe then consider it.