I rode in an old Land Rover some 40 years ago. It had a manual over-ride for the windshield wipers: a lever on the inside. I remember the first windshield-wiper-fluid pump on the Volkswagen ‘Beetle’: a tube from the spare tire. I thought those were elegant.
I see threads about people whose automatic windows and doors have stopped working; I can’t imagine why a physically-able person would put up with it. I’m unhappy when I drive an automatic and disagree with its gear choice and can’t push-start it.
I met a guy who complained about the expense of keeping his car running, so he went back to riding a horse. I don’t want to give up my pickup but I’d hate to lose control if I ever have to replace it.
What automatic would you-all rather have manual?