No go on.
I agree, there isn't much to like about a car that doesn't even have a dipstick to check the oil to a "car guy". When I bought my wife's latest car I didn't even lift the hood for a few days. Curiosity got to me about what size the battery is. Turns out it's about the size of a lawn mower battery. Now, she likes the touch screen, heated seats and the backup camera. I just drive it like the other lemmings going from point a to b. "Ugh! So boring". 😵💫
Now, when my son calls me and says his old jalopy has an issue I say "heck yeah, I'll be there in 20 minutes" then get on my bicycle and ride to his house.
My work truck would not play music from a speaker when in bluetooth mode. It was still under warranty. I take it to the shop and the guy says "my computer says it's X", a $900 part. They replace it. Nope, still not working. Now for the radio and cd player all speakers worked. Guy says "the computer now says it's Y". Three weeks later they've replaced the entire thing to the tune of $3000 their cost. Still not working. I said "are you sure it isn't just a loose wire?". Well, it turned out to be a wire that had never been connected at the factory.
You made a good point about all the features on modern cars - ones that EV's have as main selling points. As an engineer I look at these 'features' as fixes for problems that often need not exist in the first place. Seats, steering wheels etc. can be designed (by using multiple insulation layers) to protect you from heat and cold without needing the electronics as an example.
As someone who has had extensive mechanical engineering training I am disappointed by the EV's I have studied close up. Their owners are seeing something completely different to me - whilst they demonstrate the electronic tailgate I am seeing flimsy fittings under load, while they demonstrate the electronically adjustable seats I am hearing the loaded nylon gears just waiting for their moment to strip, while they are wowed by the big screen on the console I remember all the failed LCD panels I have attempted to repair only to find that the part needed was not available - must buy a new one. Often the soft touch materials are already showing scuffs just from getting in and out and the actual quality (not perceived quality) of the parts isn't that good.
I absolutely value simple, well made and long service life. But that ship has sailed. We have the last 10+ of cheapening ICE cars to train people into only using their dealer, never questioning and kept satisfied by chintzy gizmos. So EV's are the next step in this trend.
You know what, I think the beginning of the rot was when painted silver 'swoopy' dashboards became trendy. Around 2009. Things got worse from then onwards.