|my 1990 and my 1993. It's the odd 10% of the time I want some manual control.
Some of the other cars I have with auto are great and work well - 2014 Honda Odyssey. However, my wife prefers manual control in it. I guess it's user preference, and it's better to have more options for manual control for those that want it.
Even my dad's 2006 MB E320CDI has auto that works well. But he still uses manual. Shrug.