It's still new to me. I was a professional mechanic in the 60s. My Jeep now needs a "software Update". I can't do that because anything with the word "software" in it is code for "something a snowflake built that is just silly". Jeep has to do it. There is no need for software to make my 4 wheel drive work,but aparently now there is. Myold Willy's Jeep had great 4 wheel drive and didn't need no stupid software. It just didn't show me a little picture of a Jeep covered in mud when I threw it in 4 wheel drive. It was just a "Man's" car.
Look at the "sleek, aerodynamic lines on that beauty"
I rebuilt the engine and was amazed. The connecting rods are like a foot long, compared to say a Corvette which are like 4". That is for power, but not speed.
No plastic or aluminum, just steel. It would plow through snow over the roof without slowing down for a cup of coffee. You could change the oil with Vaseline, WD 40 or tar. The Jeep didn't mind.
Ya i get it.. but here is the thing. And this is where ill get bashed.. I have a classic car.. you saw my wagoneer. I also dont like the newer vehicles... But you seem just a little too bitter.. And its probsbly your age.
Its like you DONT want tech to advance.. You do realize americsn cars made in the 60'70-80s were so terrible in quality they had to ask Japanese and such for help right ?
You should look at the welds AMC did on the earlier wagoneers. The pillars are terrible and people who own the 60-70s wagoneers have to reweld the pillars on the body lol.. thats terrible. Wagoneers from factory an old mechsnic told me once would leak water right off the factory floor.. they had to put a knee to the door and pull the top to bend the door to try to fix it.
Electrical on alot of older vehicles was terrible and subpar and thats bad considering there isnt much wiring in the first place. Rust in older vehicles was another problem cars back then were built to last 6-8 years and they would fall apart. Transmissions of the past would use sperm whale oil and in the mid 70s it was banned and over 4 million transmissions failed.
Im not a hippie not even close but i am highely against whaling.
Engines also didnt last worth crap... most engines needed rebuilt at 70k miles.. and youd be lucky to get to 100k.. The AMC360 average mileage on that engine is 140k miles if your lucky. Some go past of course.
Todays vehicles are better built.. they csn last 200k miles without even blinking 300k is the norm now.. gas mileage is better pollution is better.. No more breathing lead fumes from leaded gasoline.. smog has dropped people dont get ashma or lung cancer as much which is s good thing.. I mesn unless you want a kid getting ashma or someone dying from lung cancer you will agree with me.
People in your time were morons, bathing their hands and arms in laquer thinner after working on a vehicle and then wondering why they have liver cancer and kidney failure later in life. No one wore masks. Or gloves for painting or sanding and today they are either dead or dying from cancer.
Todays vehicles offroading would crush any older vehicle stock for stock... Im sorry but no open differential or LSD solid axle Jeep will compete with locking differentials. Ive seen offroading vehicles where a solid axle Jeep got stuck after one wheel was in the air and couldnt touch the ground.. 4wd isnt 4wd with open diffs.. its 1wd. 2wd if you have a locking transfercase.. but if one wheel spins in sand or in the air youre stuck.
To make it anywhere difficult youd have to give it a running start..
But again i dont like newer Jeeps and their gizmos either... I dont want the fancy computer screens and sensors telling me sest belt isnt on.. or to measure how much **** i have in my bladder.
I agree but i also dissagree... With an attitude like yours the human race would never evolve..