Well, this one looks like it might get testy. For what it's worth, my 300E loves to be manual shifted. I wouldn't worry too much about the tranny, they are very beefy and can more than handle the torque of most of the six and eight holers they sit behind. If you are dropping it from a standing start, then you will damage the tranny or drive train. But in motion, you are good to go, and by all means go..Have some fun. Those cars were designed for high speed and enthusiastic driving. Be happy don't worry, enjoy your car, or buy a Ford Escort and then worry..
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
No matter what you fix, there will always be something else to fix..
"Warranty" is just another way of postponing the inevitable.