Given the CVT's proclivity for failing expensively I wonder if anybody has done a CVT to manual transmission swap on an HCH I? Tried to find info to that effect with google, but the keywords were too common. I'm guessing one can pick up a used manual for something around $1000, plus maybe another couple of hundred for the clutch pedal and other bits of hardware. Anybody know what it would cost, ballpark, to install it? The reason I'm asking... Our 2003 HCHI is going into the shop for judder today. I looked back through the service records (the original owner kept everything) and it has been around 8K miles since the last CVT fluid change (about 2K miles before I bought it, at which point there was no judder), and there was another about 8K miles before that, complete with a dual flush of the CVT fluid. Seems like a transmission that can't stay judder free for more than a year or 8K miles is probably not all that long for the world. Also it has had several episodes where pulling away from a stop it rev'd up like it was in a low gear or a clutch was slipping. So I'm exploring my options for when this turd of a transmission can no longer be kept running by Honda's bubble gum and bailing wire service methods.