Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Disposible Cars

The Christian Science Monitor is reporting that new cars are getting too expensive to fix. As I look at prices and features, I'm wondering how well a retro car would do on the market.

You know, one that has windows you roll down, and steering that requires hand-over-hand turning, where the air conditioner is rolling down both windows and driving fast (known as twin-fifties in some neighborhoods).

I guess that there are quite a few retro cars on used car lots, and in junk yards across this nation. But I mean a new car, where simplicity of design is as important as value, where the cost of maintenance is considered by the engineers who design it.

Maybe we need that type of attitude to extend to more than just cars.