Lol, I’m 25 and this sounds just like me. I’ve had 11 cars in 9 years and every single one I was convinced would be 1000% better than the previous. I think I’ve learned my lesson, also the hard way, that that is typically not the case.I have to admit as a young man I ended up re-buying a number of things. I would decide I just had to have a say a new stereo. I'd figure out the brand I wanted, and try to be reasonable about the model knowing I probably would never need most of the features. Then, usually not very long after, I'd be trying to sell the reasonable model and buying the best one they had.
I lost allot of money and eventually learned the hard way to just save my pennies 'till I could get the one I actually wanted....I totally get you brother
Personally, for this type of car I was only interested in a manual. I don't care if the auto is faster, rowing your own (gears) was part of the experience I was buying. Of course no disrespect to those who prefer otherwise - this is a really great community and part of what makes it so cool to me is the variety and ability to make these cars our own!