Never thought of it.
And we kept our cars for a very long time, so they ewer more than just transportation.
Watching a Subaru commercial today
The guy drives into an auto junk yard goes over to a car and removes the knob off the gear shift lever..."Says something about the quality of the Subaru saving his life"
2 of the 3 Hondas I owned, I removed the knob off the shifter and kept them as a momentum, for years. (they weren't crashed, just lived a full life)