I am not sure about the SMG transmission. I haven't actually driven a vehicle with one yet. Really what this comes down to is that it is a really good deal. I will have a test drive and PPI done at Mr. M car in Monmouth, NJ. If it checks out, I will make him an offer. What would you offer? My thought is that I can drive this for 2 or 3 years and sell it without much depreciation.
Also, I can get a 3 year/36k mile warranty through USAA which will cost $3,500. They are very reputable and do not offer anything that is not of utmost quality. Thanks.