I bought a manual as well. It was the reason I was looking at a Jeep for my next vehicle. Drove manuals all my life. Local dealer did not have one, but he did a swap with another dealer so I only had to wait an extra day for it.
Same here with the manuals pretty much all my life other then my pickup trucks.
Also only reason I considered the chrysler was the manual in an SUV (since I have kids).
Coming out of a manual X3 BMW so there are some differences but hoping this little jeep holds up well over the years.
Kids love it so far too.
I'm glad I got this one last manual before they are pretty much all gone/extinct.