I have a 1999 Ford Ranger. Manual transmission, hand-crank windows, no A/C. I bought it used in 2001, and plan to keep it going as long as possible, not just because it's a great truck and Ford stopped making Rangers last year, but also because I REFUSE to buy a new vehicle unless it has hand crank windows.
Automatic windows are a hazard, IMO, because if something goes haywire with the electrical system, then you can't get the windows open. That's just too risky in an emergency.
The more a vehicle depends on electrical and computer junk, the more that can go wrong. I absolutely HATE that I have to deal with computer chips for so much of my truck's operation, even a '99. The chip went out on my door sensor system, a few years ago, and I had to remove the cab dome lightbulbs because they won't go out now -- the sensor chip costs over 100 bucks, but without it my truck "thinks" the "door is ajar" and hence the "door is ajar" light stays on and the dome lights stay on even when I try to turn them off with the switch. It's a pain in the butt! Same with the tachometer and other stuff --- all use computer chips and when the chips go, even though there's nothing wrong with the vehicle, you lose the use of the tach, etc. Hate that but I will not buy new chips that don't have an essential purpose.