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Why Are Older Cars Better Than Modern Cars


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It’s common to hear from car enthusiasts that older cars are simpler, more reliable, and better than modern cars. Is this simply nostalgia talking, or is there truth in what is being said?
It’s true that the automotive industry has made significant strides in the
past few years. Modern cars are safer, faster, more fuel efficient than older cars, and yet, most car enthusiasts still prefer older cars. These are some of the things that older cars have that modern cars don’t:

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Chris Davis
Davis Law Group, P.S.

Simplicity of Build and Design
Modern cars are extremely complex. The more complex a product is, the more possible points of failure there are. Modern cars rely heavily on electronics to manage the engine. This means that a
faulty sensor or water damage can hinder your engine’s normal ​ functionality. The simplicity of design and build also means that there’s less probability

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What’s causing the chip shortage affecting PS5, cars and more?

A close up image of a CPU socket and motherboard laying on the table.

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A chip shortage that started as consumers stocked up on personal computers and other electronics during the Covid-19 pandemic now threatens to snarl car production around the world.

On Tuesday, GM said that it would extend production cuts in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico until the middle of March. They join a long list of major automakers, including Ford, Honda and Fiat Chrysler, which have warned investors or slowed vehicle production because of the chip shortage.

But it’s not just the automotive industry that’s struggling to get enough semiconductors to build their products. AMD and Qualcomm, which sell chips to most of the top electronics firms, have noted the shortage in recent weeks. Sony blamed the chip shortage for why it’s so hard to get a

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This could be a banner year for electric cars

Signs point to 2021 being a big year for electric cars. Even though EV volume is a relatively small share of the overall market, the market is beginning to stir. Electrics account for about 2% of sales. But 2021 sees a major push by manufacturers to introduce new models. More EVs are likely to spark a sales surge.

Ralf Brandstätter, who heads global passenger cars for Volkswagen,
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believes the inflection point may have happened last year. He said, “2020 was a turning point for Volkswagen and marked a breakthrough in electric mobility.” Worldwide deliveries of EVs at VW totaled more than 212,000 last year. “We are well on track to achieve our aim of becoming the market leader in battery electric vehicles,” Brandstätter said. “More than any other company, we stand for attractive and affordable e-mobility.”

Volkswagen’s serious push into the electric car market begins later this year

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6 key questions answered on new, used cars, trucks, SUVs

Looking for a deal on a car in the midst of the pandemic?

There are some to be had, but don’t expect everything to be on sale just because the economy is sputtering.

Automakers dialed back discounts in June after ramping them up in May, and interest rates have ticked upward after reaching historic lows.

But deals are still better than this time last year. Here are answers to six key questions about new- and used-car shopping.

When do new cars come out?: You’ll have to wait to buy 2021, as automakers delay next year’s models

Ford discontinues Lincoln Continental: Luxury sedan usurped by SUVs

Clearing out last year’s models?

Are dealers trying to sell off 2020 models before the 2021 cars and trucks arrive? Not yet. About two months of downtime at most manufacturing plants due to the pandemic means that dealers don’t have a surplus of vehicles.

“While

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