Exactly why I bought a Patriot. It is unrefined compared to the competition. I like the retro look and the simplicity. Others, including auto journalists, put more value on infotainment systems and numerous driver's aids to protect them while they play with their smart phones. Also, these reviews invariably focus on automatic/cvt owners (which are the vast majority) so they don't influence my purchases. Driving a manual is a completely different experience.