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The other comment, I think from above, is that this car is a moderately-powered 4 door... with a manual transmission. The general populace does not want that kind of combination. I contrast it with, say, a (4 door) Chevy SS with the Tremec 6 speed manual (with real go-power)... which would have a bit more enthusiast appeal.
I bought the Sport trim level with 6MT because I knew I would only get a few $ back if I ever attempted to sell it... so the de-contented base car would have less $ to fall than a mid-or top trim car. Also, this was a matter of opportunity. There were very, very few 6MT cars in the area, and I bought one which had not even been test-driven by other prospective customers, and it had been on the lot for a while - which meant the dealer was motivated to sell it.
Now, of course, you don't buy a car with the intent to sell it... or at least a car in this class - to do so... so my argument will not have resonance with many of you.
My thought also was that if the car got totalled tomorrow, I would be happier in a base-trim car than a higher trim car because of fewer $ lost.
Having said the above, the options in a Touring probably are the "sweet spot". I just did not want leatherette interior (nor leather, for that matter) - and I am happy with "simple, plain" because the drive-quality is more or less the same. Now, if I could have gotten a Turbo with 6MT... well, that is a whole other different matter hehe.
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