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[–] 0110001111 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Cars that aren't full of useless shit that drive the price up.

Not just useless, but cheap too. You're paying more money for plastics and cheap materials. On top of that the lifetime of a current vehicle is not a million miles like the 70s. At best you'll get 150K miles, 200K max. Everything today is built to break

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[–] Water 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

The lifetime of vehicles in the 70s was not a million miles. Most limp to 100k

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[–] theoldguy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah, somebody who could afford it would trade it off at the 70K mark so somebody like me could buy it cheap, and I'd push it to 140k before it'd lack enough compression to start.

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[–] dirt-reynolds 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Maybe if you buy GM trash. I've had 2 cars in the last 20 years. A Subaru Legacy and an Audi A4. Well over 400k miles and still going up. My wife on the other hand had a $60k GMC Yukon that barely made it 100k and was only 6 years old before it literally went to the scrap yard. That giant piece of shit was in the shop twice a year, every year usually to the tune of $600 - $800 a pop. That's not even counting brakes which that thing chewed up once a year or so.

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[–] 0110001111 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

My car is very much like your wife's. It's made it 30K miles, 2 service recalls due to engine malfunctions, 1 scandal with the odometer readings, very poorly sourced components, cheap plastic used in place of superior parts, the clutch doesnt grip as it should, the gear ratios are terrible between 2 and 3(It will accelerate from 1 to 2, but then lag from 2 to 3). Sometimes I wonder why i bought the car I have. It's german so you would think they give a shit, but apparently not