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Reply #10 - 10/10/18 at 22:18:14
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…..not crazy about new cars period. Tongue
My newest car is 16 years old - the other one is 19 years old.
They both require a human driver for steering and braking.
And the starters only run when I turn the key.
Being an old grease monkey from way back, both are maintained at the highest level to look and run like new.
Its not a matter of affordability, it’s a matter of choice. Wink
I wouldn’t know how to even start some of these new cars, but if I needed one for some reason, I’ll go rent one.


  
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Reply #11 - 10/10/18 at 23:13:37
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I have a 1989 car and it has not reached 100,000 mi yet. Been serviced regularly and I hope it never gives up. I DO NOT like new cars with all the so-called safety features. Never been in an accident but some old things are just GOOD....like us older folk here.
  
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Reply #12 - 10/11/18 at 03:26:27
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Strange....listening to some old timers complaining about new technology in cars and what it may cost to repair when the warranties run out.

BUT WHEN THEY STARTED DRIVING IN THE 50'S OR 60'S WARRANTIES WERE MUCH SHORTER BECAUSE CARS DIDN'T LAST THAT LONG WITHOUT MAJOR OVERHAULS IN 5 YEARS!

Meanwhile it is not uncommon to see an old Toyota Prius with over 200,000 miles and still has the original battery, engine, electric motor and zero rust.  Ask the owner?  Normal maintenance only, brakes, tires and oil changes.
  
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Reply #13 - 10/11/18 at 05:04:52
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DEW wrote on 10/10/18 at 23:13:37:
I have a 1989 car and it has not reached 100,000 mi yet. Been serviced regularly and I hope it never gives up. I DO NOT like new cars with all the so-called safety features. Never been in an accident but some old things are just GOOD....like us older folk here.



  I have a '97 Toyota Tercel. Batteries, tires and a drive belt is the total of my investment. Nowadays,  I average about 20 miles a month.
  I have owned it for 19 years. About a thou a year is the total cost.. With insurance , 1200 a year.
  

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Reply #14 - 10/11/18 at 05:20:33
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newt2008 wrote on 10/10/18 at 19:21:23:
Boy the day they decide to get rid of manual transmission I’m going to be in deep doo doo.

Ms. Borelli

You're making me long for my old cherry red Toyota Celica Supra 5 speed. I loved her so. Cry
  
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Reply #15 - 10/11/18 at 06:05:21
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oldcoot wrote on 10/10/18 at 21:36:57:
Check the '19 Toyota.  I had a '13 Avalon Hybrid and it didn't have the stop/start. 
Bought a new '15 and I love it.  Great car.



We also have a 2016 Avalon Hybrid Limited. Loaded. Love it. Rides like a limo and gets great mileage. So far so good. Never was a fan of hybrids but my wife liked the car. We took it for a ride...and bought it.
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Reply #16 - 10/11/18 at 07:50:00
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USMC1967 wrote on 10/10/18 at 19:42:45:
So the stop/start feature is just hybrid ?

I never liked the hybrids. I'll stick with the old gas engine.


No, it is pretty much all of the Fords and other makes have it also.  That is because of the Miles Per Gallon government mandates.  The car manufacturers have to squeeze every bit of mileage out of the engine.  That also makes them have front wheel drive which I don't like, but it is nice when I fill the tank though.
  

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Reply #17 - 10/11/18 at 08:25:04
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newt2008 wrote on 10/10/18 at 19:21:23:
Boy the day they decide to get rid of manual transmission I’m going to be in deep doo doo.

Ms. Borelli


You're in deep doo doo.  The manual transmission is dead. 

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Reply #18 - 10/11/18 at 10:21:04
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Start/Stop looks very complicated for the car.

Lots of more expensive parts just to pull this off.

https://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/features/do-stop-start-systems-really-save-f...
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First off, the starter motor has to be more robust so it stays reliable despite being used far more often. Likewise, the battery must have deep cycle capability that can endure more frequent draws from the starter. And the engine's crankshaft and rod bearings need to have special low-friction coatings to handle the extra loads placed on them during frequent restarts.

On a more practical note, you don't want the stereo, fan, lighting or wipers to shut down each time the engine winks off, and you don't want them to hiccup when it starts up again. The entire electrical system must be laid out in a different way.

Because the engine will be off, electric pumps are necessary to keep engine coolant circulating and to maintain hydraulic pressure in the transmission. The air-conditioning system may have additional humidity and temperature sensors to monitor the core temperature of the system during the shutdown period. If it looks as if the passengers might get too warm, the computer can abandon the shutdown cycle.
  

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Reply #19 - 10/11/18 at 10:22:35
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USMC1967 wrote on 10/11/18 at 10:21:04:
Start/Stop looks very complicated for the car.

Lots of more expensive parts just to pull this off.

https://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/features/do-stop-start-systems-really-save-f...


Government adding cost to customers / taxpayers.
  

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