I purchased an SE with sport package and 5mt about two weeks ago. I don't know why anyone would go with the (notorious) automatic. The 5-speed is an absolute pleasure to row through the gears. I've owned 23 other vehicles (all manual) -- and this car has one of the nicest-to-shift manuals I've owned.
2012 Ford Focus SE, ╠╬╝, Sport Package, Ingot Silver. 1993 Volkswagen Fox. Formerly: 2005 Focus ZX3 SE, ╠╬╝, Pitch Black, SVT suspension.