I hear you about a manual sunroof. That's kind of embarrassing actually, my friend's '93 Mazda hatchback has a power sunroof. While he just pushes a button, I have to crank mine open. Mazda beats BMW there. My '86 Buick Century had power seats, I don't. Buick beats BMW there. About tires:
I won't put Bridgestones on my car for the world. I'm staying away from all the Japanese tires, especially Bridgestone and Firestone. You'd be smart to, also. Pirellis are excellent tires, but expensive. I'm not sure if Cooper makes low profiles, but if they do, that's a great tire, too. One of the best would be Michelin low profiles. Those are awesome tires and perform very well.