I plan on getting the black one. I have wanted one for awhile now but have been waiting for a manual one. The dealer I have been talking to said that they weren't going to be producing the manual EX till the end of the month. I called another dealer and found out they are already being made. I was pretty angry when I found that out. I don't want to waste anymore time so I will be ordering it on Thursday. I can't wait to be driving my Element!!!