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Old 12-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #4006
Jack
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Join Date: Dec 2001
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Originally Posted by eastofthesunrise View Post
One aspect of today which is unquestionably better are the cars we drive. We may wax nostalgic about the oldies but goodies and they are nice to look at, but as everyday drivers, not the richest man alive back then could hope to have as good a ride as we have in our Subies today. I'll try to point out some of the PITA's we had to contend with in future comments.
Amen to that!

Back in the 70's nobody......and I mean nobody had a car that lasted 100k miles. At 80k, it was time to drive the rusted hulk to the junkyard. The back side of fenders were not even painted. Water collected everywhere. My first car....a 69 MGB was all of 5 years old when I bought it and the entire rocker panel was a big hole. Maybe 4 inches high and 3 feet long. 'Murican cars too. My buddy bought a 69 Ford van about the same time and it already had totally rusted out, been hacked with bondo and repainted. Wasn't till the 90's that rust preventative materials really came around.
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