Monday 21 August 2017

This is NOT progress..........................

There was once a time in America when cars looked like cars and not variations on a dustbuster.
- They had V-8's, and were affordable for most people...even the loaded 1961 Buick shown here which had an MSRP of $3,900.
Now you can spend 10x that amount for a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder that looks like a dustbuster and incorporates many plastic parts just like a dustbuster.
- But it has touch-screen, bluetooth, and computers to do much of the driving FOR you.
What happened? Unelected gooberment bureaRats have strangled the automotive industry with increasingly harsh fatwas, forcing engineers and designers to comply while removing the elegant styling and choice of competing vehicles from the consumer by mandating "government cars."
- And, like virtually everything the government does, they have screwed cars up in the process of making them better. For your own good, of course.

1 comment:

jon spencer said...

That $3900 in 1961 dollars is $31,000 in todays dollars.
One should figure for inflation when comparing prices between years.