Old cars suck | Change my mind

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    I really dont like old cars that are stock. With the exception of muscle cars from the 60s, and maybe a few from the 70s, im not interested in old cars at all. If it isnt a restomod, its awful.

    For starters, old cars are unreliable. There was once a time when 100,000 miles meant your car was ready for a graveyard. They just didnt hold up, even if you maintained them.

    Secondly, they arent safe. They handle terribly and their brakes are atrocious. They have no business being on the road with modern cars. We have enough deaths on our roads as it is.

    Third, and most importantly, they dont perform well at all. You cant corner effectively, and they arent fast (by todays standards). For about $2,000, you can tune up a friggin Ford Focus to easily outperform the baddest cars from the past (top speed, quarter mile, track times, etc).

    Ok, this is old and in super good condition, but its shape is silly...

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    For the money you probably spent to buy that ^, you could buy this BMW 8 Series Coupe.

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    If you had 100 grand to spend on a car, would it be on an old classic? Come on man. Dont tell me you wouldnt take the Beamer.

    Old cars suck, change my mind.
     
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    Old, can turn, can stop, and is fast as fuck!

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    Yup, ugly as all hell...... :rolleyes:
     
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    Not to mention the awesome MGB....... My dad had one, I learned to drive a stick in it.

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    You're right....I'll take this old, slow. unreliable piece of shit off your hands....Give ya fifty bucks!

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    Gottcha, man!

    Damn those silly old cars! Those stupid old things which:
    • Ran forever on anything you put in the tank because their engines weren't being pushed to the max.
    • Could be souped up to triple their horsepower.
    • Had little in them to break down and if they did, were easily diagnosable and fixable by the owner on the side of the road in 5 minutes without an engineering degree and a computer analysis.
    • Didn't need high tech suspension or disc brakes because there weren't 10 million cars on the road and it they hit a new car today, would fold it like a newspaper and smash right through it and keep right on going with hardly a scratch.
    • Didn't need 10,000 safety features because people back then actually knew how to drive.
    While we're at it, damn all that silly old art as well! Imagine, at one time, people actually painted with oils on canvases and turned out dreck like this:

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    Fortunately in the modern era, we do it so much better now on iPads.

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    Ahhh, progress.
     
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    That vintage Caddy wouldn't be $100 G, but cheaper. For $100 K, then you better get a show winner. The ride would be different from the BMW which you can't get today. Also, the BMW and most new cars would immediately lose its value once you drove it off the dealer's lot. It really depends on what you like and it sounds like you enjoy new luxury sports cars in the $100 K range. The problem for most people with news cars is they end up wanting cars more than $100 K when they are in the $100 K budget range.
     
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    I went in for the big Road Yachts, like the big two-door Bonnevilles and Buicks convertibles; you could stretch out and sleep in the back seats, the rides were smooth, and the trunks could carry more than some small trucks do today, a big plus if you traveled a lot or were in the service. Hot rods tended to over heat and burn up on long hauls, and cost more in maintenance to boot. The bigger the better.
     
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    In old cars you could replace the engine if need be. In new cars, a front end collision can total it just because of all the sensors that would have to be dealt with.
     
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    Or the old 1940 Ford Deluxe Cabriolet.

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