Kinda like preaching to the choir, right? Not really. I've been working on cars for nigh on forty years and spent almost twenty selling parts and working on newer cars. What my takeaway is, is this: new cars are a ripoff. Once the warranty is gone, you can forget keeping a "new" car operational on a cost-effective basis. Look up the prices of the various and sundry hundreds of electronic sensors, switches, solenoids and control units that are 100% necessary to keep a "modern" car running. Now, compare those prices to their counterparts on a big 3 car from the early sixties. Oh, right... nearly nothing crosses directly over to ANYTHING on a normal early sixties car. Let's see... points, plugs, wires, coil, resistor, temp and oil senders.... voltage regulator, alternator or maybe a generator.... automatic trans with no electrical parts except a neutral safety/backup light switch. Manual trans same way. Some consider all the "modern" stuff vital to their safety and comfort when driving. I think it simply makes people less attentive and more complacent to have so much technology riding along with them. My next car, not saying what it will be yet because I don't have it in my driveway, will not have anything in it that wasn't common the year it was made, except maybe radial tires.