I live in the vain hope that at some point we'll have the perfect combination of something with a "vintage look" that actually does look vintage (as opposed to a jellymould that sort of replicates a vintage shape if you really squint and cross your eyes.... Yes, Volkswagen, I'm talking about you here), but is either electric or hydrogen fuel cell powered. The latter seems in some ways better than electric, though there's even less provision for refuelling points. I imagine, as ever, we'll see the format wars winner being what is better for the business end, rather than the better tech. (Otherwise, VHS would have been Betamax...).
Funny thing, though, when I drove - which I avoided like the plague, as I hated it - I preferred the manual by far. Only thing that made me more antsy than an autobox was power steering. Totally hated the combo of both - never felt properly in control of the car at all.