2. It comes with a 5 speed manual transmission. I think this car would be fun to drive, kinda like a go-cart. If you ordered it with the optional automatic, it'd probably be boring.
3. I'd like to see a hard-top version. Ragtops are nice, but I feel that day to day driving would probably be too noisy in this car. Plus, invariably all convertible tops eventually leak unless garage kept, and even then it just extends the life, but it will still leak eventually. On a car as cheap as this, by the time the car is 3 or 4 years old, and the top leaks it'd be cheaper to buy another car than to replace the ragtop.