A few years back, I was deciding between a Toyota Pious, and an Echo. Neither had enough pickup to be fun. But I decided on the Echo, and ordered the manual for budget’s sake.
I was surprised --the manual had a LOT more “Git Up ‘N’ Go” than the automatic!
“Uh, dad, we think the Echo is a leeettle too much fun for you…” my kids would say, as I squeeeeeled around corners. But now that they’re of age, they love doing the “Tukwila Drift” (It’s like a Tokyo Drift, but gets an assist from a light dusting of snow).