Sounds like a good plan. Unfortunately a lot were ordered with those options. But since you are looking for a manual, you’re already ensuring you aren’t getting a fully loaded car and therefore saving money. Auto trans is around $2800, and black hood is around $1,000. That’s a lot your saving there. Edit - I checked my window sticker and the auto 8-speed HP90 trans is a $2,995 option. The power sunroof costs $1,995! Dang, that’s about $5,000 for those two options. But I wanted an auto, didn’t care for the sunroof. And I believe the black hood is about $1,000 or more. Not sure because I didn’t get one. So you can save about $6k if you buy a car without those 3 options. The summer tires are $595 on my invoice. So worth every penny.