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      03-15-2019, 06:01 PM   #1
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When life was simpler and cars were great

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i drove my dads 1980s mercedes SL a few weeks ago. What a turd. Honestly those cars feel unsafe doing anything over 50mph, like it would take a football field to brake.

I think the sweet spot has passed though. Cars are getting too heavy, engines are downsizing, manuals are being phased out, etc.
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I have such a desire to buy a sixth generation Caddy eldorado....and I'm only 27 y/o....them pillow seats
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i drove my dads 1980s mercedes SL a few weeks ago. What a turd. Honestly those cars feel unsafe doing anything over 50mph, like it would take a football field to brake.

I think the sweet spot has passed though. Cars are getting too heavy, engines are downsizing, manuals are being phased out, etc.
Not only manuals, but also drum brakes, manual windows along with cassette decks and non-power steering!
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life was simpler, but those cars were not great...
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life was simpler, but those cars were not great...
Sure they were, just not compared to 2019 Bullitt.
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Meh, I can appreciate modern cars. When I want to get back to basics I drive a 60’s roadster for the full driving experience.
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Meh, I can appreciate modern cars. When I want to get back to basics I drive a 60ís roadster for the full driving experience.
If I want that experience I'll get a Miata. Any version of a Miata will a better car in every way.
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      03-17-2019, 12:06 PM   #12
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.....I strip away the old debris
That hides a shining car
A brilliant red Barchetta
From a better vanished time
I fire up the willing engine
Responding with a roar
Tires spitting gravel
I commit my weekly crime
Wind
In my hair
Shifting and drifting
Mechanical music
Adrenaline surge...
Well-weathered leather
Hot metal and oil
The scented country air
Sunlight on chrome
The blur of the landscape
Every nerve aware...

Yeah
That's what I'm talking about - most newer cars can't get you there...they are too insulated, too comfortable, too polished. Newer cars are better, yes, but attaining "better" meant leaving something behind.
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^^^^^ that's what I'm talking about
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I don’t know. I have been driving a very long time. But my current M2 is by far my favorite car that I have owned.
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My first car was a '68 mustang, 289 2v with a C4. Basic car, nothing fancy. Driving my '66 Galaxie convertible 428 2/4v C6 brings back that feeling. Wind in the hair - yup. Every nerve aware - that too. Adrenaline surge - yup.
My BMW is a much better car - much better brakes, electrics, headlights, handling, everything.
But the old car puts a grin on my face you can't take off with a belt sander.


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Houses were much more affordable, no doubt. But Cars didnít handle as well!
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well these are too simple and dangerous actually..
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