Thanks for the kind welcome. Clearly, I have been lurking here for some time, but I didn't want to hop in until I was sure that this would be the right car for me. Thankfully, Mazda still offers a Manual Transmission and its competitors do not, which helped solidify my decision.
And yes, I do plan on adding a few things to the car. Next month I'll be doing some chassis work to tighten things up. After that, who knows. I'm going to put a few miles on it and see what it needs. My plan is to keep it stock in appearance and adjust things here and there to improve the car's deficiencies. I'm not much into aesthetic mods unless the car is lacking in some way.