I like the SportCross and test drove one before buying the sedan. In fact that's what got me interested in the IS in the first place. It's got great styling for a small wagon. It's much cooler than the Mazda 5 for about the same size package. If it came in a manual I'd have bought one. The only one I've ever seen was a used black at the Lexus dealer. The automatic with E-shift just didn't do anything for me. I've been driivng 5 speeds since my first car in 1973.