I passed up the exact Focus I wanted (Black SES with leather/sunroof/audiophile) because it had an automatic.
Manuals are just better. Sure I bought a car without a moonroof, no leather, and basic sound system. Its the wrong color too, but I don't even care because I'm having so much fun!
I'll buy an automatic when I'm old and my knees give out.
2011 SES 5spd #006 >> SR #213
What other people think of me is none of my business.