Originally Posted by rgonyer
It's a manual - you've already greatly limited the amount of people that will buy one. It has summer only tires, this will turn some non-enthusiasts away.
I don't think this is a non-enthusiast car anyway and I don't think summer only tires would factor into a buying desicion of this type of car and if I was buying one it wouldn't be my only car as it would never see snow. (My SE intends on never seeing snow)
I don't think an 8500 number is overoptimistic and these should sell quite well even.