I had a 2003 SAAB 9-3 6 spd MT. Drove it till about 170,000 miles. Nice little car and it was different than the rest. Wanting to continue to drive a manual I wound up with VW Jetta Wagons for about 7 years. Again needed a manual and almost bought another wagon and had even put a down payment. The car would take about 4 plus months so started looking for other options that were manual. Of course, that's how I landed here and I don't regret it for one minute. Of course my car sales man couldn't understand how I went from a Jetta Wagen to a Mustang. Make plenty sense to me.
Yes this car shining thing is an obsession. I think I've washed my Mustang more than all the cars I owned for the past 35 years. I never owned so many detailing products.
Again, just glad we have choices, perhaps too many.