I hear yah. I sold my MX5 it was a mint 2006 launch edition red with black interior with 6 speed MT. Sold it when I got my truck. That was a really fun car to drive. Titans are really underrated truck. Sat in a P4X titan a month back and its pretty darn nice. You can still deal on those. Most people won't even consider one.$10, nope you’re way off on that. When Nissan told me they wouldn’t build me another 6 foot bed crew cab with a manual trans I bought one with an automatic and then decided in less than a year if I’m going to be driving an automatic I’ll take a Titan instead as I can tow way more weight with it. I drove that for 2 years and 50,000 miles and loved it, I replaced it with another one and at 13 months have 24,000 miles on it and love it too except… I keep thinking about a manual Jeep Gladiator Rubicon with a six speed. I currently have a manual Wrangler, a manual SRT Challenger and a Miata 6 speed. I’m in my mid 60’s and a manual trans is part of my driving being since 1975.
The only upside for the automatic at the moment is I had a tendon repaired in my wrist yesterday (9/8) and with a cast on my right arm can’t shift. That cast stays on for just under three weeks as the doctor agreed to remove it a couple days early so I can drive the Challenger to a car show.
The motorcycle will have to wait as I won’t attempt that until it’s fully healed .
So there you have it, I’ll take a manual any day of the week over an auto trans.