I'm ready to hop a plane and drive my car back to California. One dealer checked inventory for Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada with no luck. I'm probably going to end up with an "03 automatic. Not a terrible fate, of course, but I planned on a stick so this is my last hurrah.
If you know of a manual '03 or '04 with A/C on a lot near you please post the info. I may just plan an extended weekend with a long drive home.