Why not just order the car you want from the dealer of your choice? You may have to get upgraded a year to do that but that would be my suggestion, and the price difference may more than cover current transportation costs.
I didn’t get the newer year because the '09’s had a $3,500 rebate. Also, I didn’t have time to wait around as the Ford Advantage Plan expires at the end of this month.
Agreed! I’ve never owned an automatic (and hopefully never will have to). While I’m glad the Fusion is still offered with a manual, I wish it (and others) could be had with a manual with the bigger engine.