when you get high mileage car you can expect to break the $30k barrier especially if the car has 60k miles... a good thing.
However, over the horizon are some major cost lurking:
1. Maintenance II service, w/c includes a valve adjustment
2. maybe brakes/rotors
3. or tires
which can easily consume your savings.
a good PPI (1hr) should cost you about $115.00 a worthy investment, get the service history too with it.
the bearing recall can be done anytime, for some new owners dont ever get notified of that fact.
I would stick with MT for any repair facility can change clutches, unlike SMG which is pretty propriety.
GL, they are fun cars!