There's not a good way to drive the car as-is without pulling the transmission, putting a new clutch in, and putting it all back together. That's way too much work. Right now there's a problem (I think with the throwout bearing) so the clutch won't disengage and it makes quite the noise when running. I could try starting it in gear and driving it as-is just doing clutchless shifts to get an idea. Might be worth doing, or I could really break stuff. I've heard that on the bad shifts. I'm pretty good with a manual, so I'm less concerned about that. Plus I'd be upgrading the internals anyway, which helps to address that. So to me that seems a more logical one for sure.