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WTF kind of “features” are these in new cars now?
Sarah
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RE: WTF kind of “features” are these in new cars now?
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Yuppers  Wrote: (02-14-2018 03:20 AM)
Meh, I just got a 2006, all manual F150, no power locks, not even power windows, no cruise control, manual transmission......


Very happy with the purchase.......


Jhikpghf

Jeez, did you have to special order it? Don't very often see something like that on the lots.

I'd like to go back about 30 years as well. Don't need all the bells & whistles.
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chuckle
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'98/'99 Toyota Camry Manual V6 3L Japanese engineering at its finest!
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Luvapottamus  Wrote: (02-13-2018 09:14 PM)
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Those were $1495 in 1970^^^.
And you could literally take the whole thing apart with the little roll of tools supplied with it. Just needed a feeler gauge and a 36mm socket to get the fly wheel nut off. The cars now days, you need a couple thousand $s worth of test equipment just to find out what the hells wrong.
All the electronic doo dads are there so you have to take your car to a dealer to get it serviced! THE MONEYS NOT IN SALES IT'S IN REPAIR! They can only sell you one car, but they can get you into that service bay a bunch of times a year! Jhikpghf

My biggest worry is a person who depends on all the cameras & sensors to control the car borrows his buddys older car and plows into me because he was waiting on the sensors to stop the car while texting. What the hell could go wrong!?!?! Rofl

Newer cars do last longer generally without any major repairs.

The metallurgy, gaskets, seals etc are all higher quality, but they keep changing things every year.

You can pretty much fit any engine or transmission in an air cooled VW from 1936 until Brazil quit making them in 2013 with a few changes in sheet metal, flywheel etc.

I had a mechanic friend who used to install porsche 912 5 speeds in ghias, and all it took was a steering linkage from a super-beetle to retrofit the shifter.

Now they change everything almost every year, so if you break a tail light lens, it's $700.

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I'm still mourning plastic bumpers... changed from chrome metal ones. When they first changed over, the lie was "oh, it's metal underneath". Right.

How are plastic bumpers doing drivers a service? Flimsy piece of crap.

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RE: WTF kind of “features” are these in new cars now?
Sarah  Wrote: (02-14-2018 09:51 AM)
Yuppers  Wrote: (02-14-2018 03:20 AM)
Meh, I just got a 2006, all manual F150, no power locks, not even power windows, no cruise control, manual transmission......


Very happy with the purchase.......


Jhikpghf

Jeez, did you have to special order it? Don't very often see something like that on the lots.

I'd like to go back about 30 years as well. Don't need all the bells & whistles.

An 87 year old farmer, it was his “Sunday go to Meeting” truck....
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RE: WTF kind of “features” are these in new cars now?
LoP Guest  Wrote: (02-15-2018 06:50 AM)
Sarah  Wrote: (02-14-2018 09:51 AM)
Jeez, did you have to special order it? Don't very often see something like that on the lots.

I'd like to go back about 30 years as well. Don't need all the bells & whistles.

An 87 year old farmer, it was his “Sunday go to Meeting” truck....

Sorry Sarah, I didn’t log in.....


Jhikpghf
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (02-14-2018 02:04 AM)
Bronco Bama  Wrote: (02-14-2018 12:42 AM)
I've owned and restored old muscle cars. They take more effort to maintain, but they're pretty solid.

Your kidding right, if you really did restore muscle cars, then you did it with either NOS or aftermarket parts right?

I do frame off restorations on my cars, that means that everything is new or refurbished to like new, so unless you do this all in one go, then of course the car has thousands of other parts that are 50 plus years old that might need attention.

I touch every single part on the car, and if you dont, think about the quality of that part that was left untouched, without maintenance for 50 years, and it only failed now??

You either care for you car like your child, or you abuse it like a throw away item.

I haven't done car stuff in forty years. The cars I had were still new-ish.
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RE: WTF kind of “features” are these in new cars now?
LoP Guest  Wrote: (02-14-2018 08:40 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (02-14-2018 04:06 AM)
And you could literally take the whole thing apart with the little roll of tools supplied with it. Just needed a feeler gauge and a 36mm socket to get the fly wheel nut off. The cars now days, you need a couple thousand $s worth of test equipment just to find out what the hells wrong.
All the electronic doo dads are there so you have to take your car to a dealer to get it serviced! THE MONEYS NOT IN SALES IT'S IN REPAIR! They can only sell you one car, but they can get you into that service bay a bunch of times a year! Jhikpghf

My biggest worry is a person who depends on all the cameras & sensors to control the car borrows his buddys older car and plows into me because he was waiting on the sensors to stop the car while texting. What the hell could go wrong!?!?! Rofl

OH it is a lot more than that.

When carb engines started getting hundreds of miles per gallon or running totally without fuel, just running on they know they had to but a stop to the mechanic witnessing that.

They need a black box to make sure the engine shut down.

By 1970's most cars had what was called a fuel shut off solenoid in the carb, it was a rod that blocked any fuel from bleeding into the intake manifold, as usual it was only a one wire solenoid, power and ground was though the housing.

It was a normally closed switch in that it required power to activate it, you turn on the key it opens car starts, you turn off the key, it closes and stay shut.

Funny thing with no spark and no fuel the cars did not shut down, people drove around using no spark and no fuel, chuckle

So in 1972 they added another wire to that solenoid, this time a spark was added to kill the engine, and it worked some times, this was the 2 wire solenoid.

Diesel engines were even worse, because they have no spark to begin with.

Soon they added a computer to do this and got rid of the carb for wasteful fuel injection and mileage has stayed the same almost ever since.

Now when you go to the mechanic he plugs a black box into your car makes some adjustments and you drive off, unless you broke something.

Thats just stupid.

When the good old car won't start it was one of three things.
Fuel, air, or spark.

They just dont work without all three.
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I like those little Fords which can park themselves, cool.
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RE: WTF kind of “features” are these in new cars now?
LoP Guest  Wrote: (02-14-2018 08:40 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (02-14-2018 04:06 AM)
And you could literally take the whole thing apart with the little roll of tools supplied with it. Just needed a feeler gauge and a 36mm socket to get the fly wheel nut off. The cars now days, you need a couple thousand $s worth of test equipment just to find out what the hells wrong.
All the electronic doo dads are there so you have to take your car to a dealer to get it serviced! THE MONEYS NOT IN SALES IT'S IN REPAIR! They can only sell you one car, but they can get you into that service bay a bunch of times a year! Jhikpghf

My biggest worry is a person who depends on all the cameras & sensors to control the car borrows his buddys older car and plows into me because he was waiting on the sensors to stop the car while texting. What the hell could go wrong!?!?! Rofl

OH it is a lot more than that.

When carb engines started getting hundreds of miles per gallon or running totally without fuel, just running on they know they had to but a stop to the mechanic witnessing that.

They need a black box to make sure the engine shut down.

By 1970's most cars had what was called a fuel shut off solenoid in the carb, it was a rod that blocked any fuel from bleeding into the intake manifold, as usual it was only a one wire solenoid, power and ground was though the housing.

It was a normally closed switch in that it required power to activate it, you turn on the key it opens car starts, you turn off the key, it closes and stay shut.

Funny thing with no spark and no fuel the cars did not shut down, people drove around using no spark and no fuel, chuckle

So in 1972 they added another wire to that solenoid, this time a spark was added to kill the engine, and it worked some times, this was the 2 wire solenoid.

Diesel engines were even worse, because they have no spark to begin with.

Soon they added a computer to do this and got rid of the carb for wasteful fuel injection and mileage has stayed the same almost ever since.

Now when you go to the mechanic he plugs a black box into your car makes some adjustments and you drive off, unless you broke something.
Another example along those lines was the Mazda rotary engines. A co-worker had one, and all of a sudden he didn't have any acceleration. drove it for almost two weeks till payday. Took it to the shop and they told him he'd blown the engine. He didn't want to flip for a new engine so he drove it until it completely died, like 4 months later! Not long after you didn't see them pushing the rotary engines. Not enough profit from repairs etc. Pretty wild! Wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't witnessed it!
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