I prefer manual transmission cars. I’m not driving a lot in heavy traffic.
I owned 8 MT cars, my first car was a 4 speed MT 1988 VW Fox, I’ve owned MT Maxima and Accord plus S2000 and Z3.
I owned a S2000 for 6-7 years and sold it to get a fancy DCT automatic MT in the BMW M3 which was a great car and the transmission was really fun even though it was not a MT. But 99% I would just leave it in the automatic setting.
I currently own a 2008 Legacy Wagon 5MT that’s for winter and poor weather and the fun car 2018 BRZ tS.
When looking at the BRZ, I also considered a Cayman, but most Porsche cars nowadays are sold with PDK and that really is a great transmission, but I still prefer the MT even if it gives away performance.