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Author Topic: Old Cars To Todays  (Read 2340 times)


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Old Cars To Todays
« on: April 29, 2006, 06:09:05 PM »
What old cars have you owned,and how do you compare with todays cars.I can remember when you could service a car yourself and do all the mechanical side.Today you have to go to a Dealar who plugs into the car computer which you own on your'e own car , then he tells you what's wrong and then gives you a great big bill to repair the fault.Has technology gone too far.Bring back the Triumph Herald.

Offline Wizzo

Re: Old Cars To Todays
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2006, 07:30:26 PM »

How things have changed, I own a BMW now and when I go to the service dept. they plug in my ignition key into their computer and it tells them everything! Mileage, what parts are due to be changed and probably what I had for lunch.  :o

My first motoring love was an Alfa Romeo 33 1.5ti with twin Webber carbs. It was soooo fast for it's day and the sound was fantastic. The downside was reliability and I remember cleaning everything from the spark plugs to the fuse box just about every weekend to minimize any faults. Still I loved it, the car had a sole and felt alive, twas a sad day when we parted, ho hum.  :(

I wouldn't dream of tinkering with a modern car - I suppose I could always plug my laptop in and hit Ctrl, Alt, Delete!  ::)

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Offline Neil.P

Re: Old Cars To Todays
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006, 03:50:58 PM »
My first car was an Austin Metro :good: I can remember the back suspension going a bit funny on a few occasions. I would take it along to this Garage and they would squirt this "stuff" into it :DntKnw: to make it all better!

I haven't had a car like that for a while!


Offline Ian

Re: Old Cars To Todays
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2006, 09:32:55 PM »
 I still love my old mk1 cortina, considering how long ago it was, by crikey it could go round corners ok, and quickly too                          Ian
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