Originally Posted by Lemondrips
I am probably going to drive 90's era cars until I die or it's impossible to afford gas.
Lol basically what I plan on doing. It's funny, I thought I was alone on this but I've been hearing this exact line from so many people from all sorts of walks of life for a while now. There's a huge chunk of people who just don't wanna get on board these new connected car tablet PC in your dash data mining ultra safe cocoons that drive themselves.
The 90's cars basically reached the pinnacle of the internal combustion tech as it relates to reliability, everything after that has been bloat and stuff to make things more mindless not really exponential advancements in capability/range/etc. Even the most base model car today is more loaded than the most luxurious car from 20 years ago.
GM died when the last B-Body rolled off the line. They should have died in 08. Today other than their trucks or their flagship sports cars they suck, they tried to play the Japanese at their own game and they lost. Ever see a Chevy Lumina on the road still? Didn't think so, but 1990's Honda's are still everywhere. What GM cars do you still see from that era on the road? B-Bodies, Caprices, wagons and trucks. Consequently all cars that are basically trucks, and what is the only thing that GM makes today that's worth anything? Trucks. GM should have stuck to what they were good at, their trucks are good today because it's essentially them making exactly what they have always made, full size V8, turbohydramatic, FR layout body on frame. I picked up a 1989 Chevrolet Caprice in 2008 and drove that for 3/4 of the year and I had a Tercel to use as a winter beater. That was my combo until very recently, never owned a vehicle from the 2000's and even as a GM fan I would never dream of owning anything new GM puts out besides maybe their trucks, everything else they make just sucks.