> Thomas Davis Wrote:
> Yes, planned obsolence. The cars from 2000s on are are ugly and built to
> be shit in a junkyard.
> Count me out. I want an easy to get to and easily rebuildable
> engine/transmission. I don't want year to year variations and I don't
> want any plastic parts in the engine or transmission.
> I don't want a plastic intake, hell I don't even want an aluminum
> intake, cast iron is the way to go, and no coolant running through it
> either. Exhaust heated or non heated intakes are the way to go.
> Aluminum heads belong on race cars only as do 200degree plus
> thermostats, especially when running a piece of shit paper thin plastic
> radiator and plastic fan witn a chinese made motor. Also plugs should be
> able to be changed without stripping and valve seats should never drop!
> Head gaskets that fail due to poor design should not be tolerated, yet
> the dbags live with it and try and upgrade it by using different studs
> and such......nonsense fucking nonsense... what total shit.
> Electronics should be limited and easily serviceable, no a/c actuators
> buried in the dash or sensors or programmers or ecus. They could put
> them under the dash but make sure it's easy to get to. Once again the
> shitters don't care.
> Multi coil ignition systems are great but don't use plastics within the
> engine to make it happen. Fuel injection is fine, but stick with
> sequential. Variable valve timing, overhead cams with plastic tensioners
> and other modern junk won't last for generations and will send a slew of
> shittermobiles to the junkyard.
I don’t know, my 2000 Honda odyssey runs pretty darn good, my 2003 Chevy Astro runs pretty good and my son’s 2008 ss cobalt turbo blasts pretty hard with added boost/computer tune,
All have between 110 to 193k mi and all sit out in the elements, I live in the rust belt too,
My son had a few cobalts that all had variable valve timing, all you Gotta do is replace the sensor with A Genuine AC Delco ones maybe every 75k,
Today’s cars have two to three times the horsepower or more for the same fuel economy with 1-5% of the pollution they had and fuel injected today’s cars usually have twice or more the engine life compared to carbureted car unless you get the carburetor rebuilt every year
And make sure a car carb choke never sticks, if you have to drive with the choke stuck on the way home from work you better change the oil because it’s contaminated with gas and would wear out the engine fast, many people back in the day never did that and many 60s and 70s cars engines would start to go bad at 40,000 miles,
I do like old cars and have had old classic/performance cars, they are fun and easy to work on but as far as a 2000s car that has some family/moped carrying capabilities if somebody offered me a free or cheep a midsize SUV or mini van I would drive the hell out of it,
Heck for the past like 10 years even minivans had like 280 net hp with ok gas mileage and last for 200-300k mi