I am about to order a Jeep today (first one). I have been sure I want to get a manual transmission. I have had a few sports cars and prefer the control of the manual transmission. I assume the same would go for the Jeep, but it seems as though most Jeeps are sold as automatics. Just wanted to check with the folks here (since I am new to Jeeps) to see if there is a reason beyond personal preference to choose manual vs automatic. Your feedback is appreciated.