Yeah, I didnt really think of re-sale taking a hit, but I plan on driving this car for at least 5 years, hopefully longer.
Also, i don't entirely trust Fords Manu-matic transmission. Nothing against Ford, its just all companies are heading towards these. I drove the VW manual shift and it was pretty great, shifted up for you at red-line as to not damage anything. I also drove the Chevy one, and it did NOT shift up for you. Which is bad for people who buy an auto and decide to pretend to drive a manual and forget its in manual and hit redline and not remember they have to shift. I'll stick to Auto or Manual lol
Also, i have heard some bad news regarding the Focus and its select-shift or power-shift or whatever it has and bad gear hunting.:S