Back in the day, cars were simple. I could change my oil, change my spark plugs, etc. My “new” car is a 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix, and in order to change the spark plugs on this car you have to pull the motor -- what engineering idiot thought of that? I know they just want you to bring your car in for service, but when did the day come that you couldn’t service it yourself?
I can’t even imagine the “newer” cars. You can’t do a darn thing to them. I think my next car might be an old one, just so I can work on it myself. There is something to be said for old cars. Why pay a fortune to have your plugs changed? I ended up spending two years and a lot of money to have something done that could have been very cheap. Are old cars bad? They are a lot easier to work on. I also have a friend who is a mechanic. He told me he didn’t charge me anything except what the parts cost. I can not be sure of that -- it was still a bunch of money.
New cars kind of scare me. Is it just me? I used to own a '79 Mustang with a 305 Windsor balanced and blueprinted race motor in it. You knew when I was around. It was also easy to work on. If I bought a Mustang today it would be faster, but not as fun. And if a spark plug goes bad it’s going to cost me a fortune! So what’s better -- old or new? I want to know what someone else thinks.
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