I'm with you on this Malph - my 2013 Q3 has done 55,000 miles and there's every chance I'll be doubling that before I consider changing it. I too heartily dislike nanny tech that has the capacity to kill you in the name of safety and am only too glad to be away from touchscreen tech after experiencing it in my previous (Jaguar) vehicle. After over 40 years in the IT industry I'm no Luddite but regard the avalanche of superfluous tech in current vehicles as unnecessary and possibly dangerous.
The tech that modern cars have seems to represent incremental steps towards fully autonomous vehicles, adaptive cruise, lane departure, blind spot monitoring (side assist), cross-traffic assist, pedestrian assist and active accident avoidance to name just a few. Even in a base model Audi some come as standard - EU regs I guess. As I have written previously we are in the twilight years of driver controlled vehicles, often 'technology driven 'progress' is actually an oxymoron.You are the man myself in telecoms basically in mobile side and I just hate all those tech when it comes to cars......I want to be in control. Period.