Re: [DML] Re: JZD Was Brilliant!
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Re: [DML] Re: JZD Was Brilliant!

Well, it depends on what you mean.

If you are saying that you think that no 2012 car has the personality to be worth keeping until mid century, then that is arguable.

But it would be absurd to claim that the physical longevity of modern cars is not better than ever. Rust has been pretty much banished, required maintenance reduced to a minimum, and mechanical failures have become rare (at least among the best marques).   It is common for, say, a modern Toyota to run for 100K miles without a failure of any kind. That was unheard of in the 1980s.

--Pete Lucas
  VIN #06703

On Mar 15, 2012, at 1:27 PM, content22207 wrote:

> No vehicle built after 1985 is even worth gas money.
> Here's a good question: I use vehicles that are 30-35 years old as daily transportation, and regularly drive them 1,000+ miles on trips. Can you seriously imagine anything built in the year 2012 still being used as daily transportation by the middle of this century? We've crossed the Rubicon as far as vehicle longevity is concerned. Vehicles now are as disposable as diapers. That is why they all look so drab and uninspired -- vehicles are no longer meant to kept as treasured possessions. You use them up in a couple of years then throw them away.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939

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