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Old 01-07-2019, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Not quite 20 but one of our Subaru’s is 17 years old and will keep driving it to the wheels fall off. It’s got 332K on it.

 
Old 01-07-2019, 08:24 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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90 GMC. Daily driver.
 
Old 01-07-2019, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Right here; Right now
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Originally Posted by Ziggy100 View Post
Thereís nothing a Tandy can do that a modern computer canít, hence they no longer make them.

You have a lot of cool anectdotss, but the overlying theme is ignorance. If a computer technician can not fix a tractor itís not because the tractor is complicated, itís becauze the computer technician isnít a diesel mechanic. You grow with the times.
This isn't a measuring contest. How funny some people think that it is. Some people just want to be put the key into the ignition (that's me) of their vehicle and drive. Others want to be a bit more hands on. Can they be more hands on with the newer model cars ... yes they can. Whether they want to or not, who the hell cares? There is a bit more to it in some areas of the mechanics, maybe there is a bit less in other areas, however, there's no competition here and there is no reason to make it one.

People can read, they can comprehend, people know, as they have as always relied on their own experiences with car ownership. Assuming they don't, well ... that in itself is just ignorant.
 
Old 01-07-2019, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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This isn't a measuring contest. How funny some people think that it is. Some people just want to be put the key into the ignition (that's me) of their vehicle and drive. Others want to be a bit more hands on. Can they be more hands on with the newer model cars ... yes they can. Whether they want to or not, who the hell cares? There is a bit more to it in some areas of the mechanics, maybe there is a bit less in other areas, however, there's no competition here and there is no reason to make it one.

People can read, they can comprehend, people know, as they have as always relied on their own experiences with car ownership. Assuming they don't, well ... that in itself is just ignorant.
Who cares if youíre vehicle is over 20 years old, do you also have underwear over 20 years old, i like new you like old so what to each their open.
 
Old 01-07-2019, 05:04 PM
 
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This isn't a measuring contest. How funny some people think that it is. Some people just want to be put the key into the ignition (that's me) of their vehicle and drive. Others want to be a bit more hands on. Can they be more hands on with the newer model cars ... yes they can. Whether they want to or not, who the hell cares? There is a bit more to it in some areas of the mechanics, maybe there is a bit less in other areas, however, there's no competition here and there is no reason to make it one.

People can read, they can comprehend, people know, as they have as always relied on their own experiences with car ownership. Assuming they don't, well ... that in itself is just ignorant.
Itís not. My response was to those who have ancient vehicles because ďnew vehicles are too hard to work onĒ.
or ďthe Bluetooth might breakĒ.
 
Old 01-07-2019, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Right here; Right now
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Itís not. My response was to those who have ancient vehicles because ďnew vehicles are too hard to work onĒ.
or ďthe Bluetooth might breakĒ.
I found an interesting opinion piece:
Old Cars Are Better Than Modern Cars
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So are new cars better than the classics? My answer is: for what?
The tandy computer is doing what the owner of the tandy needs or wants for it to do. The car owner, is happy with their car as it fits their needs and or wants. So why are we still talking about this as if there is anything different to add to that?


Bluetooth, they malfunction ... and?


The radio talk show concerning cars that I mentioned was the 'Bobby Likis Car Clinic' show. It will be like looking for a needle in a hay stack to find the one show I was listening to that day, but if I do zero in on it, I will come back here to this thread and post it. It was a fascinating ... troubleshoot. Putting the key into the ignition turn it over to start and there was nothing. At one point I think they did get the car to turn over, it ran for about 1 minute then shut itself off again. They replaced the mother board ... didn't work. I found it interesting to listen to it and learn ... maybe some one else will too.


btw: It only takes me about a minute (and it is something I don't need some one else to do for me) to change the headlight bulb on my car. For other people ... ? I'm not saying they need an older car or a newer car ... I'm just saying.
 
Old 01-07-2019, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Right here; Right now
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Who cares if youíre vehicle is over 20 years old, do you also have underwear over 20 years old, i like new you like old so what to each their open.
you've got that right. But the thread began with a question and people showed up to answer it. Their posts have been made complicated by nonsense posts.

Social media usage is down overall. Gee, I wonder why ...
 
Old 01-08-2019, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Naples FL
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As a daily driver ? No but I have several cars I drive semi regularly that date back to the late 50’s early 60’s.
 
Old 01-08-2019, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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As a daily driver no, but I have project/hobby cars that are older than 20 years.


I've fixed old cars, and no cars. I don't find one any easier than the other..just different.
 
Old 01-08-2019, 09:15 AM
 
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I call BS. If you didn't care you wouldn't have opened a thread entitled "Do you still drive a car at least 20 years old?" You would have simply said "Nope" and scrolled on by.
I donít care how old your car is or how low your standards are, but I do care to comment if youíre claiming itís because modern cars are too complicated because thatís just wrong.
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