Question about new Wrangler Top
I am in the market for a new (2013/2014) Wrangler Unlimited and hope someone can answer some questions (dealers have been worthless - I know more about the car than they do, and I don't know much). I have seen several Wranglers in my area with a soft top that is not square in the rear, but kind of tapers the rear into a triangle vs square. (I'm not sure if I am communicating that properly.) It seems to follow the contours of the roll bar rather than squaring off the rear. I think it looks way better than the normal Wrangler top.
Is that a configuration change with the OEM soft top, or an aftermarket soft top? What's that called?
Also, I know I want to install a modest lift (2.5") and 35" wheels/tires soon after I buy it. How do I know if I need backspacing on the new wheels?
Final Question - I drove the manual and automatic Wrangler Unlimited, and I definitely want the manual. Is there any consensus on the effect of manual transmission on the re-sale price?